Scandium, Sc, is a hard silvery transition metallic
element, found in
Group IIIa of the
- Atomic Number : 21
- Relative Atomic Mass : 44.9559
- Melting Point : 1540 degC
- Boiling Point : 2850 degC
- Relative Density : 3.0
Scandium was first discovered by Nilson in 1879AD.
Scandium is a more abundant element in the sun than on Earth.
Scandium occurs in Euxenite and Gadolinite.
Scandium is a silvery metal which develops a yellow top pink
cast on exposure to air.
Scandium is used in light weight alloys in aircraft.
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