Symbol: Be

Atomic number: 4

Average atomic mass: 9.012


It is a hard, nonmagnetic, grayish metal naturally found in mineral rocks, coal, soil, and volcanic dust. It is a very light metal with a melting point of 1287 degrees celcius and a boiling point of 2471 degrees celcius.


Beryllium compounds are mined and purified for use in nuclear weapons, aircraft, mirrors, and x-ray machines. Berylluim alloys are used in cars, computers, and sports equiptment.


Beryllium was discovered in 1798.

Other Useless Information

Berylluim dust enters the atmosphere by burning coal and oil. It is very toxic and when it is within the air, it can cause lasting damage to humans.


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