|Classification||Alkaline Earth metal|
|Melting point||1287°C1,560.15 K |
|Boiling point||2471°C2,744.15 K |
|Discovered by:||Louis Nicolas Vauquelin|
Beryllium is the fourth element in the periodic table. It is the lightest of the alkaline earth metals and has similar properties to other members of the group such as magnesium and calcium, though it is less reactive than either. It is called after the mineral beryl, in which it is present.