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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Lanthanum vs Gadolinium

Compare Lanthanum and Gadolinium

Compare Lanthanum and Gadolinium 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 Lanthanum vs Gadolinium with most reliable information about their properties, attributes, facts, uses etc. You can compare La vs Gd on more than 90 properties like electronegativity , oxidation state, atomic shells, orbital structure, Electronaffinity, physical states, electrical conductivity and many more.

Facts

Lanthanum
57
La
138.9055
Solid
Silver
lanthanide
N/A
 
6
f
[Xe] 5d1 6s2
920 °C
3464 °C
2, 8, 18, 18, 9, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Lanthanum
Gadolinium
64
Gd
157.25
Solid
Silver
lanthanide
N/A
 
6
f
[Xe] 4f7 5d1 6s2
1313 °C
3250 °C
2, 8, 18, 25, 9, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Gadolinium

History

History
The element Lanthanum was discovered by Carl Gustaf Mosander in year 1839 in Sweden. Lanthanum derived its name from from the Greek lanthanein, meaning 'to lie hidden'
The element Gadolinium was discovered by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac in year 1880 in Switzerland. Gadolinium derived its name derived its name from from Johan Gadolin, chemist, physicist and mineralogist

Presence: Abundance in Nature and Around Us

Ppb by weight (1ppb =10^-7 %)
2×10-7%
2×10-7%
2.8e-07
3.4e-05
3.4×10-10%
N/A
2×10-7%
2×10-7%
2.3e-07
5.2e-06
7×10-11%
N/A

Crystal Structure and Atomic Structure

195 pm
22.600959973967 cm3
169 pm
N/A
8.98
lanthanum Spectrum
377.2, 377.2, 1214.4 pm
π/2, π/2, 2 π/3
P63/mmc
194

Simple Hexagonal

lanthanum Crystal Structure
233 pm
19.902543981774 cm3
N/A
N/A
4.9×104
gadolinium Spectrum
363.6, 363.6, 578.26 pm
π/2, π/2, 2 π/3
P63/mmc
194

Simple Hexagonal

gadolinium 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
57
57
57
138.9055
81.9055
2, 8, 18, 18, 9, 2
[Xe] 5d1 6s2
5d1 6s2
 1;2;3
2D3/2
lanthanum Shells
64
64
64
157.25
93.25
2, 8, 18, 25, 9, 2
[Xe] 4f7 5d1 6s2
4f7 5d1 6s2
 1;2;3
9D2
gadolinium Shells

Isotopes - Nuclear Properties

Isotopes
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
139La.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
154Gd, 155Gd, 156Gd, 157Gd, 158Gd, 160Gd.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

3
1.1
48 kJ/mol
538.1, 1067, 1850.3, 4819, 5940 kJ/mol
3
1.2
50 kJ/mol
593.4, 1170, 1990, 4250 kJ/mol

Physical Properties

6.146 g/cm3
22.600959973967

 

37 GPa
14 GPa
28 GPa
0.28


 

2.5 MPa
491 MPa
363 MPa

 

1.6×106 S/m
6.1×10-7 m Ω
4.88

 

13 W/(m K)
0.0000121 K-1

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
1.1×10-8
1.528×10-9
6.761e-05

 

N/A

 

2475 m/s
7.901 g/cm3
19.902543981774

 

55 GPa
22 GPa
38 GPa
0.26


 

N/A
570 MPa
N/A

 

7.7×105 S/m
1.3×10-6 m Ω
1.083

 

11 W/(m K)
9.4×10-6 K-1

 

Ferromagnetic
292 K
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

N/A

 

2680 m/s

Thermal Properties - Enthalpies and thermodynamics

920 °C
3464 °C
N/A
4.88

 

6.2 kJ/mol
400 kJ/mol
N/A
1313 °C
3250 °C
N/A
1.083

 

10 kJ/mol
305 kJ/mol
N/A

Regulatory and Health - Health and Safety Parameters and Guidelines

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N/A
4.1
3178
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

N/A
N/A
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RTECSLW3850000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

N/A
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