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More About Neodymium
What the name means: The word neodymium derives from two Greek words, neos meaning "new" and didymos meaning "twin".
Who identified neodymium?: Neodymium was identified by the Austrian scientist, Carl Auer von Welsbach in 1885.
STP = standard temperature and pressure.
About neodymium: Neodymium is one of the members of the group of elements know as the rare earths. There are sixteen elements in this group. The word "earth" was used to describe the oxide of metals. The word "rare" was applied to these sixteen elements because it was believed that their metal oxides were not present in any great quantity in the Earth's crust. In fact, for most of the elements in this group, this is not the case. Their metal oxides are quite abundant, although they often occur mixed with other compounds.
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