Europium

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E.S. Infante d. Henrique, Porto, Portugal

Europium, 63, ES Infante d. Henrique, Porto PortugalEuropium: Europium is the chemical element with atomic number 63. Discovered in Europe, led us to illustrate the map of Europe. The patron of our school is Infante D. Henrique who in the sixteenth century promoted the discovery that gave new worlds to the World. Our school is located in Porto, a coastal city in the extreme southwest of Europe (as indicated by the red pin in the picture). To style the chemical symbol we adopted the astrolabe, an instrument used to assist the navigation by the Portuguese navy. We drew nuclear reactors since europium acts as a neutron scavenger and therefore is used in nuclear reactor control rods.

Artwork created by a chemistry class from Escola Secundária Infante D. Henrique with teacher, Paulo Ventura, Porto, Portugal

Atomic properties*

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Europium

Eu

63

151.96 amu

822°C

1596°C

5.24 g/cm3

No data

7

Solid

Silvery-white**

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/