The Rare Earth

By Tuesday, August 24, 2010 , , , , 0


Lanthanum, La – discovered by Carl Gustav Mosander in 1839 – this discovery ‘catalysed’ the discovery of the other ‘rare earth elements’ or the ‘Lantanides’.

And the name? It comes from the Greek ‘lanthanein’ – to lie hidden……

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