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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Niobium vs Lanthanum

Compare Niobium and Lanthanum

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

Facts

Niobium
41
Nb
92.90638
Solid
Gray
transition metal
5
vanadium family 
5
d
[Kr] 4d4 5s1
2477 °C
4744 °C
2, 8, 18, 12, 1
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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

History

History
The element Niobium was discovered by Charles Hatchett in year 1801 in United Kingdom. Niobium derived its name from from Niobe, daughter of king Tantalus from Greek mythology
The element Lanthanum was discovered by Carl Gustaf Mosander in year 1839 in Sweden. Lanthanum derived its name derived its name from from the Greek lanthanein, meaning 'to lie hidden'

Presence: Abundance in Nature and Around Us

Ppb by weight (1ppb =10^-7 %)
2×10-7%
4×10-7%
1.9e-07
1.7e-05
1×10-10%
N/A
2×10-7%
2×10-7%
2.8e-07
3.4e-05
3.4×10-10%
N/A

Crystal Structure and Atomic Structure

198 pm
10.840884480747 cm3
137 pm
N/A
1.15
niobium Spectrum
330.04, 330.04, 330.04 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Im_ 3m
229

Body Centered Cubic

niobium Crystal 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

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
41
41
41
92.90638
51.90638
2, 8, 18, 12, 1
[Kr] 4d4 5s1
4d4 5s1
-3;-1  1;2;3;4;5
6D1/2
niobium Shells
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

Isotopes - Nuclear Properties

Isotopes
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
93Nb.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
139La.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

5
1.6
86.1 kJ/mol
652.1, 1380, 2416, 3.7×103, 4877, 9847, 1.21×104 kJ/mol
3
1.1
48 kJ/mol
538.1, 1067, 1850.3, 4819, 5940 kJ/mol

Physical Properties

8.57 g/cm3
10.840884480747

 

105 GPa
38 GPa
170 GPa
0.4


 

6 MPa
1320 MPa
736 MPa

 

6.7×106 S/m
1.5×10-7 m Ω
9.25

 

54 W/(m K)
7.3×10-6 K-1

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
2.76×10-8
2.56×10-9
0.000237

 

N/A

 

3480 m/s
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

Thermal Properties - Enthalpies and thermodynamics

2477 °C
4744 °C
N/A
9.25

 

26.8 kJ/mol
690 kJ/mol
N/A
920 °C
3464 °C
N/A
4.88

 

6.2 kJ/mol
400 kJ/mol
N/A

Regulatory and Health - Health and Safety Parameters and Guidelines

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N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

 

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

 

N/A
N/A