Melting Point of Scandium ☀️ (Sc) rev. 2022 [& Color, Sources, Discovery ...

One of the most important (and useful) physical properties is the melting point. All atoms will 'melt' at some point, even Scandium. Ok but what is the melting point of an atom of Sc?

In the case of Scandium the melting point is 1541°C. Now let's look at other properties and facts about Scandium...

Scandium Overview

Scandium Melting Point



Discovered By: Lars Nilson
Year: 1879
Location: Sweden

State at 20 °C



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.


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.


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

Atomic Symbol


Name Origin

Latin: Scandia, Scandinavia.

Atomic Mass


Learn more about the atomic mass.

Atomic Number


Learn more about the atomic number.

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


Are you having trouble understanding the basics of atomic elements? This video will walk you through:
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  • How a small number of atoms can be joined and form completely different substances

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