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Beryllium

  • Ingeborg Hinz
  • Karl Koeber
  • Irmingard Kreuzbichler
  • Peter Kuhn
  • Arnulf Seidel
  • Hans Karl Kugler
  • Joachim Wagner
Part of the Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry - 8th edition book series (GMELIN, volume B-e / A / 1)

Abstract

Beryllium is a steel-gray, very hard, light metal. It is brittle at ordinary temperatures and ductile at red heat. It has a density of 1.8477, a melting point of 1285 °C, a boiling point of 2477 °C. Its electrical conductivity is 1/12 of that of copper. Beryllium has a metallic luster in dry air at ordinary temperatures and the powder burns on heating to form BeO. In H2O, Be is coated with a thin skin of hydroxide which has a solubility product of 2.7 × 10−19. Aqueous solutions of beryllium salts are colorless and have a sweet taste.

Keywords

Sweet Taste Ordinary Temperature Metallic Luster Powder Metallurgy Technique Powder Burn 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ingeborg Hinz
  • Karl Koeber
  • Irmingard Kreuzbichler
  • Peter Kuhn
  • Arnulf Seidel
    • 1
  • Hans Karl Kugler
    • 2
  • Joachim Wagner
  1. 1.Institut für Genetik und für Toxikologie von SpaltstoffenKernforschungszentrum KarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Frankfurt/MainGermany

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