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Beryllium

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Beryllium
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Atomic symbol Be
Atomic number 4
Atomic mass 9.012
Classification Alkaline Earth metal
Melting point 1287°C1,560.15 K
2,348.6 °F
2,808.27 °R
Boiling point 2471°C2,744.15 K
4,479.8 °F
4,939.47 °R
Density 1.85 g/cm³
Discovered in: 1798
Discovered by: Louis Nicolas Vauquelin
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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.

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