ytterbium oxide


noun Chemistry.
a colorless compound, Yb 2 O 3 , used in certain alloys and ceramics.
Also called ytterbium oxide.

1875–80; < Neo-Latin, named after Ytterby, a quarry near Stockholm, Sweden, where found; see -ia Unabridged
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ytterbia (ɪˈtɜːbɪə)
another name for ytterbium oxide
[C19: New Latin, named after Ytterby, Swedish quarry where it was discovered]

ytterbium oxide
Also called: ytterbia a colourless weakly basic hygroscopic substance used in certain alloys and ceramics. Formula: Yb2O3

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