Home 60 Nd Neodymium back to the periodic table

Atomic number   60
Symbol   Nd
Atomic weight   144.24
Density [g/cm3]   7.00
Melting point [°C]   1010
Boiling point [°C]   3030
1st Ionization energy [eV]   5.49
Electronic configuration   [Xe] 4f4 6s2
Oxidation number (most stable)   3
Atomic radius [pm]   181.4
Ionic radius [pm]   98 (3+)
Abundance in crustal rocks [ppm]   40
Origin of the name   (greek) neos didymos = new twin
Discovery   1885 by Auer von Welsbach
Uses   for alloys of permanent magnets and lasers as well as for the colouring of glass and enamels.

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