1907 Lutetium

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Paris, Vienna, DurhamGeorges Urbain, Carl Auer von Welsbach, Charles James elements


Atomic number 71


The chemists that discovered lutetium shared the same map, the periodic table. Before their reports, two lanthanoids were missing. Urbain, Auer, and James found the element with atomic number 71. The element with atomic number 61 still eluded intrepid sailors.

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