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ˈskæn di əmscan·di·um

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scandium, Sc, atomic number 21noun

    a white trivalent metallic element; sometimes classified in the rare earth group; occurs in the Scandinavian mineral thortveitite

Wiktionary

  1. scandiumnoun

    a metallic chemical element, atomic number 21, obtained from some uranium ores; it is a transition element.

    Etymology: Scandia + -ium

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scandiumnoun

    a rare metallic element of the boron group, whose existence was predicted under the provisional name ekaboron by means of the periodic law, and subsequently discovered by spectrum analysis in certain rare Scandinavian minerals (euxenite and gadolinite). It has not yet been isolated. Symbol Sc. Atomic weight 44

    Etymology: [NL. So called because found in Scandinavian minerals.]

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  1. Scandium

    Scandium is a chemical element with symbol Sc and atomic number 21. A silvery-white metallic transition metal, it has historically been sometimes classified as a rare earth element, together with yttrium and the lanthanoids. It was discovered in 1879 by spectral analysis of the minerals euxenite and gadolinite from Scandinavia. Scandium is present in most of the deposits of rare earth and uranium compounds, but it is extracted from these ores in only a few mines worldwide. Because of the low availability and the difficulties in the preparation of metallic scandium, which was first done in 1937, it took until the 1970s before applications for scandium were developed. The positive effects of scandium on aluminium alloys were discovered in the 1970s, and its use in such alloys remains its only major application. The global trade of the pure metal is around a hundred pounds a year on average. The properties of scandium compounds are intermediate between those of aluminium and yttrium. A diagonal relationship exists between the behavior of magnesium and scandium, just as there is between beryllium and aluminium. In the chemical compounds of the elements shown as group 3, above, the predominant oxidation state is +3.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scandium

    skan′di-um, n. an element discovered in 1879 in the Scandinavian mineral euxenite.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Scandium

    Scandium. An element of the rare earth family of metals. It has the atomic symbol Sc, atomic number 21, and atomic weight 45.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scandium in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scandium in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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