Europium

63
Eu
151.965

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Europium is used in color TV tubes.

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Eu Europium 63 151.965

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: Silvery White

Demaracy was originally credited with the discovery of Europium, when he separated it from earth in 1901.  The pure metal was not formed until recent years. Europium is the most reactive of the rare-earth elements.  Europium is about as hard as lead and oxidizes very rapidly in air.  Europium oxide is most commonly used in color television sets as the red phosphor contain in TV tubes.  This element is the rarest of the rare-earth elements.