The Periodic Table/34 - Selenium (Se)

Element Selenium (Se, 34)

Here you can read more about the chemical element Selenium. Its shemical symbol is Se and its atomic number is 34. The relative atomic mass of Selenium is 78.96 u. The elemental classification of Selenium is Polyatomic nonmetals, and it belongs to group 16 and period 4 in the Periodic Table of Elements.

The density of Selenium is 4790 kg/m3. And the mineral hardness of Selenium is 2 Mohs. The melting point of Selenium is 490 Kelvin (217 ℃). The boiling point of Selenium is 958 Kelvin (685 ℃). Selenium was discovered in the year 1817 by Jöns Jakob Berzelius and Johann Gottlieb Gahn.

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Data about element Selenium

Chemical symbol
Element classification
Polyatomic nonmetals
Atomic number
Relativ atomic mass
Atomic mass
78.96 u
4790 kg/m3
Melting point
490 K   (217 ℃)
Boiling point
958 K   (685 ℃)
Mineral hardness
2 Mohs
Discovered year
Discovered by
Jöns Jakob Berzelius och Johann Gottlieb Gahn