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Beryllium

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    • Molecular formula: Be
    • Molar mass: 9.012
    • CAS Registry Number: Not available
    • Appearance: Not available
    • Melting point: Not available
    • Boiling point: Not available
    • Solubility: Not available
    • Safety sheet: Not available
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    From Wikipedia

    Beryllium is a chemical element with symbol Be and atomic number 4. It is a relatively rare element in the universe, usually occurring as a product of the spallation of larger atomic nuclei that have collided with cosmic rays. Within the cores of stars beryllium is depleted as it is fused and creates larger elements. It is a divalent element which occurs naturally only in combination with other elements in minerals. Notable gemstones which contain beryllium include beryl (aquamarineemerald) and chrysoberyl. As a free element it is a steel-gray, strong, lightweight and brittle alkaline earth metal.

    Beryllium improves many physical properties when added as an alloying element to aluminiumcopper (notably the alloy beryllium copper), iron and nickel.

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    Other names

    Beryllium (IUPAC Name); Elemental beryllium; Glucinium