Lutetium metal is a silver-white metal that is easily machined. Excellent material for medical lasers, used for the production of industrial magnets. Adding lutetium to chromium and its alloys gives the best mechanical characteristics and improves the life of the mechanisms.
Density: 9.8404 g / cm3;
Melting point: 1663 ° C;
Boiling point: 3395 ° C;
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Lutetium was independently discovered in 1907 by French scientist Georges Urbain, Austrian mineralogist Baron Carl Auer von Welsbach, and American chemist Charles James. All of these researchers found lutetium as an impurity in the mineral ytterbia, which was previously thought to consist entirely of ytterbium.
Lutetium metal is slightly unstable in the air at standard conditions, but it burns readily at 150 °C to form lutetium oxide. The resulting compound is known to absorb water and carbon dioxide, and it may be used to remove vapors of these compounds from closed atmospheres. Similar observations are made during reaction between lutetium and water (slow when cold and fast when hot); lutetium hydroxide is formed in the reaction. Lutetium occurs on the Earth in the form of two isotopes: lutetium-175 and lutetium-176. Out of these two, only the former is stable, making the element monoisotopic.
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