Terbium

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Journal of Chemical Education, Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Terbium, 65, Journal of Chemical Education, Wisconsin USATerbium: Journal of Chemical Education (JCE) staff collaborated on the tile design for terbium. We first researched the element and its uses then collaborated through informal conversations and on a Wikipedia website, to enable staff located offsite to share their ideas. The tile mimics a typical JCE cover, with the “issue” focusing on the element and its uses. The small box contains the “cover leads” for the issue and shares highlights about terbium, which are also reflected in the selected graphics.

Images used with permission:

  1. Terbium, copyright © 2010, Theodore Gray, periodictable.com
  2. Terbium sulfate crystals, copyright © 2009, Juergen Bauer, smart-elements.com
  3. X-ray, “Handskelett” Hellerhoff, Wikimedia Commons

Erica Jacobsen, Journal of Chemical Education, Madison, Wisconsin U.S.A.

Atomic properties*

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Terbium

Tb

65

158.93 amu

1356°C

3230°C

8.23 g/cm3

No data

1

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/