Overblog Follow this blog
Edit post Administration Create my blog
May 26 2012 7 26 /05 /May /2012 23:12

I recently received yttrium and erbium as a generous gift from one of my family members. Here are the metals in their original containers.

 

Yttrium-and-erbium.JPG 

As these are rare earth metals, they look and react similarly. However, erbium forms pinkish compounds, while yttrium forms colorless compounds. Here are more detailed photos of these metals. The upper photo is of erbium, while the lower is of yttrium.

 

Erbium.JPG

Yttrium.JPG

 

These metals were purchased from Metallium, Inc. (http://elementsales.com ) They have a wide range of elements available in several forms for moderate price.

Share this post

Repost 0
Published by LanthanumK - in Elements
write a comment

comments