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Ytterbium occurs along with other rare earths in many rare minerals. It is a lustrous, bright silver metal with potential use in improving the strength and mechanical properties of stainless steel. Ytterbium is soft, malleable, and ductile. It reacts slowly with water and is soluble in dilute acids.
|Property Name||Property Value||Property Name||Property Value|
|CAS #||7440-64-4||Electrical Resistivity @ 298°C||25.1µΩ-cm|
|Crystal Structure||Cubic, face centered|
|Boiling Point||1196°C||Thermal Neutron Cross Section||36barns/atom|
|Density||6.97g/cm3||Magnetic Moment||0.41Bohr magnetons|
|Specific Heat @ 25°C||0.035cal/g°C||Magnetic Susceptibility||71x10-6emu/mole|
|Heat of Fusion||1.8k-cal/g-atom||Tensile Strength||10,400psi|
|Heat of Vaporization||38k-cal/g-atom||Yield Strength||9,500psi|
|Atomic Volume||24.8W/D||Transformation Temperature||792°C|
|First Ionization Energy||143K-cal/g-mole||Standard Electrode Potential||+2.1volts|