Periodic Table of Elements

Element Ytterbium - Yb

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Overview of Ytterbium

Ytterbium's Name in Other Languages

  • Latin: Ytterbium
  • Czech: Ytterbium
  • Croatian: Iterbij
  • French: Ytterbium
  • German: Ytterbium - s
  • Italian: Itterbio
  • Norwegian: Ytterbium
  • Portuguese: Itérbio
  • Russian: Иттербий
  • Spanish: Itérbio
  • Swedish: Ytterbium

Atomic Structure of Ytterbium

Chemical Properties of Ytterbium

Physical Properties of Ytterbium

Regulatory / Health

  • CAS Number
    • 7440-64-4
  • 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: 1878
  • Name Origin:
    Named for Ytterby, Sweden.
  • Abundance of Ytterbium:
    • Earth's Crust/p.p.m.: 3.3
    • Seawater/p.p.m.:
      • Atlantic Suface: 0.0000005
      • Atlantic Deep: 7.5E-07
      • Pacific Surface: 3.7E-07
      • Pacific Deep: 0.0000022
    • Atmosphere/p.p.m.: N/A
    • Sun (Relative to H=1E12): 8
  • Sources of Ytterbium:
    Found in minerals such as yttria, monazite, gadolinite, and xenotime. Annual world wide production is around 50 tons. Primary mining areas are USA, Canada, Greenland and Brazil.
  • Uses of Ytterbium:
    Used in metallurgical and chemical experiments and sometimes used in stress gauges.
  • Additional Notes:

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