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  • 7440-20-2
  • Sc
  • 99.6%
  • Dia 12.7mm
  • Class 4.1
  • 231-129-2
  • UN3089
  • PG III

Description

Characteristic

Scandium is a chemical element with the symbol Sc and atomic number 21. A silvery-white metallic d-block element, it has historically been classified as a rare-earth element

Phase at STP: solid

Melting point: 1814 K (1541 °C, 2806 °F)

Boiling point: 3109 K (2836 °C, 5136 °F)

Density (near r.t.): 2.985 g/cm3

when liquid (at m.p.): 2.80 g/cm3

Heat of fusion: 14.1 kJ/mol

Heat of vaporization: 332.7 kJ/mol

Molar heat capacity: 25.52 J/(mol·K)

Application

Applications for scandium were not developed until the 1970s, when the positive effects of scandium on aluminium alloys were discovered, and its use in such alloys remains its only major application.