Wikijunior:The Elements/Scandium

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Shows the position of Scandium on the periodic chart.
Scandium's symbol on the Periodic Table

Scandium[edit | edit source]

Mallet and iron

The element scandium was discovered because an element that was previously unknown was shown in Mendeleev's periodic table. Lars Fredrik Nilson specifically looked for it and found it in 1879.

It is used in mercury vapor lamps.

Caution: Scandium powder burns easily.