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ID 4
Symbol Gd
Name Gadolinium
Density (g/cm<sup>3</sup>) 7.9
Atomic Number 64
Molecular Weight 157.25
Melting Point (K) 1585
Boiling Point (K) 3523
Specific Heat Capacity (J/kg K) 240
Electro Negativity 1.2
Curie temperature (K) 292
Bohr Magneton (J/T) 7.63
Magnetization Saturation (MA m<sup>-1</sup>) 2
Crystal Structure ​Hexagonal close-packed (hcp)
Appearance Silvery white
Element category Lanthanide
Magnetic ordering Ferromagnetic
Discovery Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac (1880)
General Information Gadolinium is a chemical element that is on the Periodic Table of the Elements with the atomic number of 64. It is a silvery-white metal that reacts with bodily molecules during an MRI scan.
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