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The facts of Beryllium products

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  Beryllium is a chemical element with symbol Be and atomic number 4. It is created through stellar nucleosynthesis and is a relatively rare element in the universe. It is a divalent element which occurs naturally only in combination with other elements in minerals.

  Uniquely strong and light, beryllium is used to make cell phones, missiles and aircrafts. But workers who handle the metal need to watch out, as airborne beryllium has been known to be highly toxic.

  Just the facts

  1. Atomic number (number of protons in the nucleus): 4
  2. Atomic symbol (on the Periodic Table of the Elements): Be
  3. Atomic weight (average mass of the atom): 9.012182
  4. Density: 1.85 grams per cubic centimeter
  5. Phase at room temperature: Solid
  6. Melting point: 2,348.6 degrees Fahrenheit (1,287 degrees Celsius)
  7. Boiling point: 4,479.8 F (2,471 C)
  8. Number of isotopes (atoms of the same element with a different number of neutrons): 12, including one stable isotope.
  9. Most common isotopes: 9Be (Natural abundance: 100 percent)
  10. Beryllium discovery and us

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