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Top 9 interesting facts about Scandium
Scandium was discovered in 1879 by Lars Nielson and its name derives from the word "Scandinavia".
Scandium is a silver-white soft metal.
Scandium is found in most of the deposits of uranium and other rare earth elements.
Only few mines worldwide extract scandium.
Scandium availability is very low, it is very difficult to prepare, and it does not have major applications.
The only major application of scandium is in aluminum alloy.
Only 100 pounds of scandium is trade worldwide every year.
Scandium has only one stable isotope, 45-Sc.
Scandium is the 50
most common element on Earth, 35
most abundant in the Earth's crust, and 23
most common element in the Sun.
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