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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Cerium vs Tantalum

Compare Cerium and Tantalum

Compare Cerium and Tantalum on the basis of their properties, attributes and periodic table facts. Compare elements on more than 90 properties. All the elements of similar categories show a lot of similarities and differences in their chemical, atomic, physical properties and uses. These similarities and dissimilarities should be known while we study periodic table elements. You can study the detailed comparison between Cerium vs Tantalum with most reliable information about their properties, attributes, facts, uses etc. You can compare Ce vs Ta on more than 90 properties like electronegativity , oxidation state, atomic shells, orbital structure, Electronaffinity, physical states, electrical conductivity and many more.

Facts

Cerium
58
Ce
140.116
Solid
Silver
lanthanide
N/A
 
6
f
[Xe] 4f1 5d1 6s2
798 °C
3360 °C
2, 8, 18, 19, 9, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Cerium
Tantalum
73
Ta
180.9479
Solid
Gray
transition metal
5
vanadium family 
6
d
[Xe] 4f14 5d3 6s2
3017 °C
5458 °C
2, 8, 18, 32, 11, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Tantalum

History

History
The element Cerium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in year 1803 in Germany and Sweden. Cerium derived its name from from the then recently discovered asteroid Ceres, considered a planet at the time
The element Tantalum was discovered by Anders Gustaf Ekeberg in year 1802 in Sweden. Tantalum derived its name derived its name from from King Tantalus, father of Niobe from Greek mythology

Presence: Abundance in Nature and Around Us

Ppb by weight (1ppb =10^-7 %)
1×10-6%
4×10-7%
7.5e-07
6e-05
1.2×10-10%
N/A
8×10-9%
N/A
2×10-6%
1.7e-06
2×10-10%
N/A

Crystal Structure and Atomic Structure

185 pm
20.947226790253 cm3
N/A
N/A
0.6
cerium Spectrum
362, 362, 599 pm
π/2, π/2, 2 π/3
P63/mmc
194

Simple Hexagonal

cerium Crystal Structure
200 pm
10.867741741742 cm3
138 pm
N/A
20.5
tantalum Spectrum
330.13, 330.13, 330.13 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Im_ 3m
229

Body Centered Cubic

tantalum Crystal Structure

Atomic and Orbital Properties

Atomic Number
Number of Electrons (with no charge)
Number of Protons
Mass Number
Number of Neutrons
Shell structure (Electrons per energy level)
Electron Configuration
Valence Electrons
Oxidation State
Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers)
Shell structure
58
58
58
140.116
82.116
2, 8, 18, 19, 9, 2
[Xe] 4f1 5d1 6s2
4f1 5d1 6s2
 2;3;4
1G4
cerium Shells
73
73
73
180.9479
107.9479
2, 8, 18, 32, 11, 2
[Xe] 4f14 5d3 6s2
5d3 6s2
-3;-1  1;2;3;4;5
4F3/2
tantalum Shells

Isotopes - Nuclear Properties

Isotopes
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
136Ce, 138Ce, 140Ce, 142Ce.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
181Ta.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

4
1.12
50 kJ/mol
534.4, 1050, 1949, 3547, 6325, 7490 kJ/mol
5
1.5
31 kJ/mol
761, 1.5×103 kJ/mol

Physical Properties

6.689 g/cm3
20.947226790253

 

34 GPa
14 GPa
22 GPa
0.24


 

2.5 MPa
270 MPa
412 MPa

 

1.4×106 S/m
7.4×10-7 m Ω
0.022

 

11 W/(m K)
6.3×10-6 K-1

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
2.2×10-7
3.0826×10-8
0.0014716

 

N/A

 

2.1×103 m/s
16.65 g/cm3
10.867741741742

 

186 GPa
69 GPa
200 GPa
0.34


 

6.5 MPa
873 MPa
800 MPa

 

7.7×106 S/m
1.3×10-7 m Ω
4.47

 

57 W/(m K)
6.3×10-6 K-1

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
1.07×10-8
1.936×10-9
0.0001782

 

N/A

 

3.4×103 m/s

Thermal Properties - Enthalpies and thermodynamics

798 °C
3360 °C
N/A
0.022

 

5.5 kJ/mol
350 kJ/mol
N/A
3017 °C
5458 °C
N/A
4.47

 

36 kJ/mol
735 kJ/mol
N/A

Regulatory and Health - Health and Safety Parameters and Guidelines

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N/A
4.1
1333
N/A
3
N/A
2
2

 

N/A
N/A
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RTECSWW5505000
4.1
3089
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

N/A
N/A