Erbium is a chemical element in the lanthanide series.

Information on Erbium

Atomic Mass : 167.259

Atomic Radius : 175 pm

Density : 8.795 grams per cubic meter

Appearance : silver whitish color

Malleability :

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Physical properties about erbium

Melting point : 2,784 F

Boiling point : 5,192 F

At a low temperature it's still a solid.

Fun Fact!

Unlike some other rare earth metals, erbium metal is fairly stable in air and does not oxidize as rapidly as some of the other rare-earth metals.

Uses of Erbium

When added to vanadium, erbium lowers the hardness and improves pliability of the metal. Erbium oxide adds a pink hue to glasses and porcelain enamel glazes.