chemical element with atomic number of 63

Europium is a chemical element. It has the symbol Eu on the periodic table. It has an atomic number 63 which means it has 63 protons in one atom. It was named after the continent Europe. Its compounds can fluoresce, or glow under ultraviolet light.It costs $6700/KG. In the periodic table it stands next to samarium and gadolinium.

A sample of Europium in a test tube

Color: Silvery White Melting point: 826 degrees Celsius Discovery Date: 1901

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