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LC control 85013403
LC classificationQD181.B4 General and inorganic chemistry
QD412.B4 Organometallic chemistry
QD464.B4 Atomic and molecular weights
QE516.B4 Geochemistry
TA480.B4 Engineering materials
TN271.B4 Prospecting
TP245.B4 Chemical technology
Topical headingBeryllium
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Variant(s)Glucina (Chemical element)
Glucine (Chemical element)
See alsoAlkaline earth metals
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Found inWikipedia, Oct. 26, 2012 (Beryllium is the chemical element with the symbol Be and atomic number 4. Because any beryllium synthesized in stars is short-lived, it is a relatively rare element in both the universe and in the crust of the Earth. Element category: alkaline earth metal), Oct. 26, 2012 (Beryllium is a Group 2 (IIA) element. It is a metal and has a high melting point. Symbol: Be Atomic number: 4. Group in periodic table: 2. Group name: Alkaline earth metal. Period in periodic table: 2. Block in periodic table: s-block. Colour: lead grey. Classification: Metallic)
Beryllium element facts, via Chemicool website, Oct. 26, 2012 (Beryllium is an alkali earth metal; Vauquelin proposed that beryllia contained a previously undiscovered element, an earth metal. He initially called this new element 'earth of beryl.' The sweet taste of the salts then led to the new element being renamed 'glyceynum,' then 'glucina' or 'glucine.' Pure beryllium was first isolated from its salts in 1828 by Friederich Wöhler in Germany and, independently, Antoine Bussy in France. Wöhler was unhappy with the name the new element had been given, preferring beryllium from the Greek word 'beryllos,' meaning the mineral beryl. Wöhler's countryman, Martin Klaproth, had already pointed out in 1801 that yttria also forms sweet salts. A name derived from 'beryllos' would be less likely to cause confusion than one derived from 'glykis.' Klaproth also noted that a genus of plants was already called glucine. Bussy, however, preferred to call the new element 'glucinium.' Finally, in 1949, IUPAC chose beryllium as the element's name and this decision became official in 1957)
Not found inWiktionary, Oct. 26, 2012 (glucina (obsolete, chemistry) beryllium oxide; glucine (mineralogy) A monoclinic mineral containing beryllium, calcium, hydrogen, oxygen, and phosphorus.)