22 December 2015
How is Beryllium used
Physical and Chemical Properties of Beryllium
Physical:Despite how light it is for a metal, beryllium has a really high melting point. It has a high modulus of elasticity that is fifty percent greater than steel, according with a low density giving it a fast sound conduction speed. Beryllium resists oxidation and resists corrosion in the air.
Beryllium reacts with acids and water to form hydrogen gas. It reacts with oxygen in the air to form beryllium oxide. The beryllium oxide forms a thin skin on the surface of the metal that prevents the metal from reacting further with oxygen.
Where Beryllium is Found in Nature
Atomic Number: 4
Atomic Mass: 9.012
Number of Protons: 4
Number of Electrons: 4
Number of Neutrons: 5
Family: It is in the alkaline earth family