IYPT 2019 Elements 058: Cerium: Lighters, ovens and diesel

Element 58 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is cerium. Cerium is the main metal in lighter flints, and is also found in ovens and diesel fuel. Cerium is the main metal in the alloy mischmetal, which sparks when struck and is used in lighter flints. Mischmetal also contains several other lanthanoid […]


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