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name Cerium
latin Cerium
french Cérium
german Cer
symbol Ce
proton number 58
atomic weight 140.116
Pauling electronegativity 1.12
electronic configuration [Xe] 4f15d16s2
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melting point 1068 K, 795°C, 1463°F
boiling point 3633 K, 3360°C, 6080°F
group -
period 6
state (by 20°C) solid
oxidation states +3, +4
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Discoverer

Year of discovery Discoverers
1803 Jons J. Berzelius (1779-1848)
Wilhelm Hisinger
independently Martin H. Klaproth (1743-1817)

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