Periodic Table of Elements

Element Scandium - Sc

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Overview of Scandium

Scandium's Name in Other Languages

  • Latin: Scandium
  • Czech: Skandium
  • Croatian: Skandij
  • French: Scandium
  • German: Scandium - s
  • Italian: Scandio
  • Norwegian: Scandium
  • Portuguese: Escândio
  • Russian: Скандий
  • Spanish: Escandio
  • Swedish: Skandium

Atomic Structure of Scandium

Chemical Properties of Scandium

Physical Properties of Scandium

Regulatory / Health

  • CAS Number
    • 7440-20-2
  • 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: 0.008
    • Bone/p.p.m: 0.001
    • Liver/p.p.m: 0.0004-0.0014
    • Muscle/p.p.m: n/a
    • Daily Dietary Intake: 0.00005 mg
    • Total Mass In Avg. 70kg human: 0.2 mg
  • Discovery Year: 1879
  • Name Origin:
    From Latin Scandia for Scandinavia.
  • Abundance of Scandium:
    • Earth's Crust/p.p.m.: 16
    • Seawater/p.p.m.:
      • Atlantic Suface: 6.1E-07
      • Atlantic Deep: 8.8E-07
      • Pacific Surface: 3.5E-07
      • Pacific Deep: 7.9E-07
    • Atmosphere/p.p.m.: N/A
    • Sun (Relative to H=1E12): 1100
  • Sources of Scandium:
    Occurs mainly in the minerals thortveitile and wiikite. Also in some tin and tungsten ores. It is produced from uranium mill tailings. World production is around 0.05 tons annually.
  • Uses of Scandium:
    Used in leak detectors, space industry materials, seed germinating agents. Also used in mercury vapour lamps when high intensity sunlight type lighting is required.
  • Additional Notes:

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