IYPT 2019 Elements 057: Lanthanum: Camera lenses, hybrid vehicles, and swimming pools

Element 57 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is lanthanum. The first of the lanthanoid series of elements, lanthanum and its compounds find use in camera lenses, hybrid vehicles, and swimming pools. The lanthanoid (or lanthanide) series of elements takes its name from lanthanum. These elements are so-called because of their chemical […]

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