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Top 16 interesting facts about Cesium
Cesium (Caesium) was discovered in 1860 by Fustov Kirchoff. Its name derives from the Latin word "caesius" which means "blue sky".
Cesium's melting point is at 28.5 C (301.65 K, 83.3 F) and its boiling point is at 678.4 C (951.55005 K, 1253.12 F).
Cesium is a soft silvery-gold metal.
Cesium has the lowest hardness of all elements.
Cesium is liquid at room temperature.
Cesium is very reactive.
Cesium can form alloy with gold.
Cesium reacts with water under all conditions.
Cesium ignites in presents of air.
Cesium is the most electropositive stable chemical element.
Cesium is used in atomic clocks.
Cesium has 39 known isotopes.
Cesium has only one stable isotope 133-Cs which has 78 neutrons.
Cesium is the 45
most abundant element on Earth (36
most abundant metal).
Cesium is obtained mainly from pollucite ore.
The largest deposits of cesium are located in Canada (Bernic Lake, Manitoba).
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