Thermal Conductivity of Cerium (Ce) [& Color, Uses, Discovery ...

Heat transfer depends on a material property called thermal conductivity, even in an material as small as an atom of Cerium. Ok, so what is the thermal conductivity of an atom of Ce?

Note: Learn more about the thermal conductivity here.

In the case of Cerium, thermal conductivity is 0.114 W/cmK. Now let's talk about the cool facts about Cerium...

Cerium Data

Cerium Thermal Conductivity

0.114 W/cmK

State at 20 °C

Solid

Uses

Its oxides are used in the optics and glass-making industries. Its salts are used in the photography and textile industry. Used in high-intensity carbon lamps and as alloying agents in special metals.

Atomic Mass

140,115

Learn more about the atomic mass.

Sources

Most abundant rare earth metal. Found in many minerals like monazite sand [Ce(PO4)].

Description

Malleable, ductile, iron-gray metal.

Atomic Symbol

Ce

Name Origin

Named after the asteroid, Ceres, discovered two years before the element.

Atomic Number

58

Learn more about the atomic number.

Discovery

Discovered By: W. von Hisinger, J. Berzelius, M. Klaproth
Year: 1803
Location: Sweden/Germany

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

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