|Group||3||Melting point||1522°C, 2772°F, 1795 K|
|Period||5||Boiling point||3345°C, 6053°F, 3618 K|
|Block||d||Density (g cm−3)||4.47|
|Atomic number||39||Relative atomic mass||88.906|
|State at 20°C||Solid||Key isotopes||89Y|
|Electron configuration||[Kr] 4d15s2||CAS number||7440-65-5|
|ChemSpider ID||22429||ChemSpider is a free chemical structure database.|
- Yttrium is a chemical element in the periodic table with atomic number 39, discovered by Johan Gadolin in the year 1794.
- Mira is a type of giant red star where most of the yttrium is concentrated in the solar system.
- Used in production of synthetic garments and yttrium iron garments.
- Used in manufacture of infrared layers.
- Acts as a solid electrolyte and as an oxygen sensor in automobile exhaust systems.
- Used in manufacture of superconductors.
- It is helpful in curing many cancers like lymphoma, leukemia and bone cancers.
- It has no biological role and its soluble salts are little toxic for living beings.