Element 70 of Periodic table is
Ytterbium with atomic number 70,
atomic weight 173.04.
Ytterbium, symbol Yb, has a
Face Centered Cubic structure and Silver color.
Ytterbium is a lanthanide element.
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Properties, Electronic configuration, Atomic and Crystal Structure.
Ytterbium is a chemical element with symbol Yb and atomic number 70. It is the fourteenth and penultimate element in the lanthanide series, which is the basis of the relative stability of its +2 oxidation state. However, like the other lanthanides, its most common oxidation state is +3, seen in its oxide, halides and other compounds.
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Periodic table is arranged by atomic number, number of protons in the nucleus which is same as number of
The atomic number increases from left to right. Periodic table starts at top left ( Atomic number 1) and
ends at bottom right (atomic number 118). Therefore you can directly look for atomic number
70 to find Ytterbium on periodic table.
Another way to read periodic table and locate an element is by using group number (column)
and period number (row). To locate Ytterbium on periodic
table look for cross section of group N/A and period
6 in the modern periodic table.
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The element Ytterbium was discovered by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac in year
1878 in Switzerland
derived its name from Ytterby, Sweden
The table below shows the abundance of Ytterbium in Universe, Sun, Meteorites,
Earth's Crust, Oceans and Human Body.
The solid state structure of Ytterbium is Face Centered Cubic.
The Crystal structure can be described in terms of its unit Cell. The unit Cells repeats itself in
dimensional space to form the structure.
The unit cell is represented in terms of its lattice parameters, which are the lengths of the cell
Lattice Constants (a, b and c)
and the angles between them Lattice Angles (alpha, beta and gamma).
The positions of the atoms inside the unit cell are described by the set of atomic positions (
xi, yi, zi) measured from a reference lattice point.
The symmetry properties of the crystal are described by the concept of space groups. All possible
symmetric arrangements of particles in three-dimensional space are described by the 230 space groups
(219 distinct types, or 230 if chiral copies are considered distinct.
Ytterbium atoms have 70 electrons and
the electronic shell structure is [2, 8, 18, 32, 8, 2] with Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers) 1S0.
Shell Structure of Ytterbium - Electrons per energy
The ground state electronic configuration of Neutral Ytterbium atom is
[Xe] 4f14 6s2.
The portion of Ytterbium configuration that is equivalent to the noble gas of
the preceding period, is abbreviated as [Xe]. For atoms with many electrons, this
notation can become lengthy and so an abbreviated notation is used.This is important as it is
the Valence electrons 4f14 6s2, electrons in
the outermost shell that determine the chemical properties of the element.
Complete ground state electronic configuration for the Ytterbium atom, Unabbreviated electronic configuration
1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d10 5s2 5p6 4f14 6s2
Ytterbium atomic radius is 222 pm, while it's covalent radius is N/A.
The electron affinity of Ytterbium is 50 kJ/mol
Refer to table below for Ionization energies of Ytterbium
Refer to below table for Ytterbium Physical Properties
Ytterbium is Conductor of electricity. Refer to
below for the Electrical properties of Ytterbium
Refer to table below for Thermal properties of Ytterbium
Isotopes of rhodium. Naturally occurring Ytterbium has
7 stable isotope -
168Yb, 170Yb, 171Yb, 172Yb, 173Yb, 174Yb, 176Yb.
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