Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Scandium (Sc) & Facts, Color, Uses ...

Size of things changes depending on the coefficient of thermal expansion. It's even the case for Scandium. Ok, so what is the coefficient of thermal expansion for an atom of Sc?

Note: Learn more about the coefficient of thermal expansion here.

In the case of Scandium this thermal coefficient is 10.0 10^-6 K^-1. By the way, did you know there are cool facts about Scandium that most don't know? Check this...

Scandium Data

Scandium Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

10.0 10^-6 K^-1

Atomic Number

21

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Uses

Scandium metal is used in some aerospace applications. Scandum oxide (Sc2O3) is used in the manufacture of high-intensity electric lamps. Scandium iodide (ScI3) is used in lamps that produce light having a color closely matching natural sunlight.

Atomic Mass

44,95591

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Sources

Occurs mainly in the minerals thortveitile (~34% scandium) and wiikite. Also in some tin and tungsten ores. Pure scandium is obtained as a by-product of uranium refining.

Description

Fairly soft, silvery-white metal. Eighth most abundant 'rare earth' found in the earth's crust (5.0 ppm).

Atomic Symbol

Sc

Discovery

Discovered By: Lars Nilson
Year: 1879
Location: Sweden

State at 20 °C

Solid

Name Origin

Latin: Scandia, Scandinavia.

Want to learn more details and data about Scandium (Sc)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

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