The Open Door Web Site
More About Praseodymium
What the name means: The word praseodymium derives from two Greek words, praseious meaning "light green" and didymos meaning "twin"
Who identified praseodymium?: Praseodymium was identified by the Austrian scientist, Carl Auer von Welsbach in 1885.
STP = standard temperature and pressure.
About praseodymium: Praseodymium is one of the members of the group of elements know as the rare earths. There are sixteen elements in this group. The word "earth" was used to describe the oxide of metals. The word "rare" was applied to these sixteen elements because it was believed that their metal oxides were not present in any great quantity in the Earth's crust. In fact, for most of the elements in this group, this is not the case. Their metal oxides are quite abundant, although they often occur mixed with other compounds.
The Open Door Web Site is non-profit making. Your donations help towards the cost of maintaining this free service on-line.
Donate to the Open Door Web Site using PayPal