The Periodic Table/58 - Cerium (Ce)

Element Cerium (Ce, 58)

Here you can read more about the chemical element Cerium. Its shemical symbol is Ce and its atomic number is 58. The relative atomic mass of Cerium is 140.116 u. The elemental classification of Cerium is Lanthanides, and it belongs to group 3 and period 6 in the Periodic Table of Elements.

The density of Cerium is 6689 kg/m3. And the mineral hardness of Cerium is 2.5 Mohs. The melting point of Cerium is 1071 Kelvin (798 ℃). The boiling point of Cerium is 3699 Kelvin (3426 ℃). Cerium was discovered in the year 1803 by Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Jöns Jakob Berzelius and Wilhelm Hisinger.

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Data about element Cerium

Chemical symbol
Element classification
Atomic number
Relativ atomic mass
Atomic mass
140.116 u
6689 kg/m3
Melting point
1071 K   (798 ℃)
Boiling point
3699 K   (3426 ℃)
Mineral hardness
2.5 Mohs
Discovered year
Discovered by
Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Jöns Jakob Berzelius och Wilhelm Hisinger