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More About Lutetium
What the name means: Lutetium was named after the Latin word for Paris, Lutetia.
Who identified lutetium?: Lutetium was identified by the French scientist, Georges Urbain, and the Austrian scientist, Carl Auer von Welsbach in 1907.
STP = standard temperature and pressure.
About lutetium: Lutetium 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.
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