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Andover High School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, U.S.A.

Cesium, 55, Andover High School, Michigan USACesium: For my tile I used many components of the element cesium.  The thermometer surrounded by flames symbolizes a low melting point and the tube of a light gold metal represents cesium in its liquid form. Cesium is also used in atomic clocks so I decided to draw an atom in an old fashioned clock.  The Erlenmeyer flask with flames coming out of it represents that Cesium is extremely reactive when it comes in contact with water.

Original artwork by Thania Stavropoulos, Andover High School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, U.S.A.

Atomic properties*

Name:

Symbol:

Atomic number:

Atomic mass:

Melting point:

Boiling point:

Density:

Electronegativity:

Number of isotopes:

State:

Colour:

Classification:

Cesium

Cs

55

132.91 amu

28.44°C

671°C

1.873 g/cm3

0.79

5

Solid

Silvery-gold±

Metallic±

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

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