Chemical Elements History and Information Tellurium

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

The Atomic Elements and Their Uses

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

Tellurium Te 52 127.60

Discovered by Franz von Reichenstein of Hungary in 1782. Tellurium has numerous electronics applications. Occasional cases of tellurium poisoning have caused victims to have extreme garlicky breath for weeks or even months. Some people claim that huge doses of vitamin C cure halitosis.

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