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it is an iron-grey ‘lustrous’ metal.15 K.Basic Information  Name: Cerium  Symbol: ‘Ce’  Atomic Number: 58  Melting Point: 795.6 °F)  Is it Metal: Yes.0 °C (3530.15 K. 1463.0 °F)  Boiling Point: 3257.0 °C (1068. 2 . 5894.

1875: Hillebrand & Norton (who prepared the metal) 3 . 1803: Klaproth & Berzelius 2.  People who discovered it: 1. and in 1875 people prepared the metal. The Discoveries of Cerium  Date of Discovery: Cerium as named for the ‘asteroid Ceres’ which was discovered in 1801. in 1803 the element was discovered.

Berzelius & Klaproth 4 .

It slowly ‘decomposes’ in water. but very rapid in hot water. It is capable of being shaped and formed. It may produce/ignite a spark when scratched with a knife. 5 . The Element Cerium is an iron-grey ‘ish’ metal.

Cerium View Cerium View/Looks 6 . Pictures Periodic Table.

Interactive Or non-interactive The Crytal Structure 7 .

ground. 8 . Production Mineral mix crushed. Thorium precipitate out of solution as hydroxide and subsequently removed / separated. The filtrate acidic partially neutralized with sodium hydroxide to a pH of 3-4. and forged with concentrated sulfuric acid to produce sulfuric barely soluble in the epidermis of the earth metals.

Application The main technological application for cerium (III) oxide is as catalytic converters for the reduction of emissions of CO in gases from motor vehicles. as well as a component of the dye. Cerium (IV) oxide is regarded as one of the most efficient materials for the precision grinding optical components. In particular. cerium oxide is added to the ingredients of diesel talent. Cerium compounds are also used in the manufacture of glasses. 9 .

Petroleum refining. Also can be used for glass polishing. Can be also use as ceric sulphate. and Arc lighting 10 . incandescent gas mantles. for quantitative analysis.Uses of Cerium Used in the manufacture e of ‘pyrophoric’ alloys for cigarette lighters.

especially when using kids are playing with matches that uses cerium it can be very dangerous. because cerium is most likely used to present fire and explosion hazard.  It doesn’t cause much pollution but it can make fire that can be dangerous to the environment. Dangers of Cerium  Cerium ‘compounds’ are rarely encountered by human/ most people. 11 .

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