Beryllium

4
Be
9.012182(3)

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Beryllium is used in the production of watch springs
 

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Be beryllium 4 9.012182(3) 2

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: lead gray 

In 1828, Wohler and Bussy isolated beryllium independently by using potassium on beryllium chloride. Beryllium can scratch glass because of its ability to form oxide around it.