1794-1843 Yttrium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Åbo, StockholmJohan Gadolin, Carl Gustaf Mosander elements Yttrium


Named after Ytterby

Atomic number 39

Rare earths

Eventually, ten new elements were separated from Gandolin’s yttria—yttrium, erbium, terbium, ytterbium, gadolinium, thulium, holmium, scanium, dysprosium, and lutetium. The place name Ytterby in Swedish means “outer village.”

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