Periodic Table of Elements

Element Europium - Eu

Comprehensive data on the chemical element Europium is provided on this page; including scores of properties, element names in many languages, most known nuclides of Europium. Common chemical compounds are also provided for many elements. In addition technical terms are linked to their definitions and the menu contains links to related articles that are a great aid in one's studies.

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Overview of Europium

Europium's Name in Other Languages

  • Latin: Europium
  • Czech: Europium
  • Croatian: Europij
  • French: Europium
  • German: Europium - s
  • Italian: Europio
  • Norwegian: Europium
  • Portuguese: Európio
  • Russian: Европий
  • Spanish: Európio
  • Swedish: Europium

Atomic Structure of Europium

Chemical Properties of Europium

Physical Properties of Europium

Regulatory / Health

  • CAS Number
    • 7440-53-1
  • OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
    • No limits set by OSHA
  • OSHA PEL Vacated 1989
    • No limits set by OSHA
  • NIOSH Recommended Exposure Limit (REL)
    • No limits set by NIOSH
  • Levels In Humans:
    Note: this data represents naturally occuring levels of elements in the typical human, it DOES NOT represent recommended daily allowances.
    • Blood/mg dm-3: n/a
    • Bone/p.p.m: n/a
    • Liver/p.p.m: n/a
    • Muscle/p.p.m: n/a
    • Daily Dietary Intake: n/a
    • Total Mass In Avg. 70kg human: n/a
  • Discovery Year: 1901
  • Name Origin:
    Named after Europe.
  • Abundance of Europium:
    • Earth's Crust/p.p.m.: 2.1
    • Seawater/p.p.m.:
      • Atlantic Suface: 9E-08
      • Atlantic Deep: 1.5E-07
      • Pacific Surface: 0.0000001
      • Pacific Deep: 2.7E-07
    • Atmosphere/p.p.m.: N/A
    • Sun (Relative to H=1E12): 5
  • Sources of Europium:
    Chief ores are monazite and bastnasite. Around 400 tons are produced world wide each year. Primary mining areas are USA, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka, Australia and China.
  • Uses of Europium:
    Used with yttrium oxide to make red phosphors for color televisions. Also used in making thin-film superconductor alloys.
  • Additional Notes:

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