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ID 31
Symbol Yb
Name Ytterbium
Density (g/cm<sup>3</sup>) 6.57
Atomic Number 70
Molecular Weight 173
Melting Point (K) 1196
Boiling Point (K) 1469
Specific Heat Capacity (J/kg K) 154
Electro Negativity 1.1
Curie temperature (K)
Bohr Magneton (J/T)
Magnetization Saturation (MA m<sup>-1</sup>)
Crystal Structure Face-centered cubic (fcc)
Appearance Silvery white
Element category Lanthanide
Magnetic ordering Paramagnetic 
Discovery Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1878)
General Information A soft, silvery metal. It slowly oxidises in air, forming a protective surface layer. Ytterbium is beginning to find a variety of uses, such as in memory devices and tuneable lasers. It can also be used as an industrial catalyst.
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