A Element in the Lanthanide Series
3 Interesting Facts
1.Holmium is used as a magnetic flux conductor to make the strongest artificially- generated magnetic fields.
2.Holmium metal reacts with all the halogens to form holmium(III) halides. So, it reacts with fluorine, F2, chlorine, Cl2, bromine, I2, and iodine, I2, to form respectively holmium(III) bromide, HoF3, holmium(III) chloride, HoCl3, holmium(III) bromide, HoBr3, and holmium(III) iodide, HoI3.
3.Word origin: Holmium is derived from the Latin word Holmia, meaning Stockholm.