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Lutetium is a lustrous, soft, ductile, silvery-white metal. It occurs in minimal amounts in most minerals containing yttrium. The pure metal has only been recently isolated and is one of the most difficult to prepare. Lutetium is relatively stable in air and reacts slowly with water.
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|Atomic Code||(71Lu174.967)||First Ionization Energy||115K-cal/g-mole|
|Melting Point||1663°C||Electrical Resistivity @ 298°C||58.2µΩ-cm|
|Boiling Point||3402°C||Crystal Structure||Hexagonal|
|Specific Heat @ 25°C||0.037cal/g°C||Thermal Neutron Cross Section||108barns/atom|
|Heat of Fusion||4.6k-cal/g-atom||Magnetic Moment||0.21Bohr magnetons|
|Heat of Vaporization||90k-cal/g-atom||Magnetic Susceptibility||17.9x10-6emu/mole|
|Atomic Volume||17.8W/D||Standard Electrode Potential||+2.1volts|