Why did I choose this element?
How did the Terbium get its name? Does it match up its abbreviation?
And yes, it does match up to its abbreviation.
What are the properties/characteristics of this element? What is it like at room temperature?
Terbium is a soft, malleable, ductile, silver-gray metal member of the lanthanide group of the periodic table. It is stable in air, but is slowly oxidized by air at room temperature and cold water.
Why is it important to preserve or to keep creating this element? What is it used for?
Name one or two things that you found unusual about this element.
2. The most effective method used for separation of terbium metal or salt from its minerals is ion exchange.