Beryllium

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F.J. Turner High School, Beloit, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Beryllium, 4, FJ Turner High School, Wisconsin, U.S.A. Beryllium: The reason I chose to make the beryllium tile was because I enjoy chemistry very much and this project seemed like a great way to get involved in science. I surrounded the Be with emeralds because beryllium is found in emeralds. I also drew a rocket because beryllium is used for lightweight structural components in aircrafts and space vehicles. The background is green because that is the color of emeralds and it is my favourite color. 

Original artwork by Katrina Laursen 11th grade, Nicole William, F.J. Turner High School, Beloit, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Atomic properties*

Name:

Symbol:

Atomic number:

Atomic mass:

Melting point:

Boiling point:

Density:

Electronegativity:

Number of isotopes:

State:

Colour:

Classification:

Beryllium

Be

4

9.012182 amu

1287°C

2471°C

1.848 g/cm3

1.57

1

Solid

Lead-grey±

Metallic±

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). Melting, Boiling, Triple and Critical Point Temperatures of the Elements. Retrieved April 7, 2011, from CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/

± Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/