Chemical Elements History and Information Niobium

About the chemical element Niobium, its symbol, atomic number and weight, who discovered it and when.

The Atomic Elements and Their Uses

(Element) (Symbol) (Atomic number) (Atomic weight)

Niobium Nb 41 92.9064

Discovered by Charles Hatchett of England in 1801. Niobium acts as a solvent for gases. It is not dense and can absorb gases equal to many times its volume without increasing in size. If niobium is heated, the gases are released.

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