Beryllium

Be

Cost per unit

Beryllium goes for about $748 for 100 grams. That is $7.48 for 1 gram! Beryllium is expensive due to the fact that it is an uncommon element.

Beryllium and its charaistics

Beryllium's atomic number is 4 and its atomic mass is 9 so that means that Be has 4 Protons and 4 Electrons as well as 5 Neutrons. Beryllium has two valence electrons.

From X-rays, to space travel presenting Beryllium

Interesting Facts

  • Beryllium is the fourth element on the periodic table and the 44th most abundant element in the earth’s crust.
  • Beryllium is two-thirds the density of aluminum.
  • By weight, beryllium has six times the specific stiffness of steel.
  • Beryllium is non-magnetic.
  • Only three countries, the United States, China, and Kazakhstan currently process beryllium ores and concentrates into beryllium products.
  • Beryllium was discovered in 1798 by Louis-Nicholas Vauquelin.
  • Beryllium is used in the Space Shuttle and the Spitzer Space Telescope – due to its strength and light weight.

ATOMIC NUMBER: 4 ATOMIC MASS: 9

BY: CAM DENK