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Yb

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Yb

Chemical symbol
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ytterbium
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Yb in Medicine

Yb
The symbol for the element ytterbium.

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Yb in Science
Yb  
The symbol for ytterbium.
ytterbium
  (ĭ-tûr'bē-əm)   
Symbol Yb
A soft, silvery-white metallic element of the lanthanide series that occurs as seven stable isotopes. It is used as a radiation source for portable x-ray machines. Atomic number 70; atomic weight 173.04; melting point 824°C; boiling point 1,196°C; specific gravity 6.972 or 6.54 (25°C) depending on allotropic form; valence 2, 3. See Periodic Table.
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Related Abbreviations for Yb

Yb

ytterbium

YB

yearbook
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Encyclopedia Article for Yb

(Yb), chemical element, rare-earth metal of the lanthanoid series of the periodic table, a low-melting-point, divalent rare earth with little commercial use.

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