Gadolinium (Gd)

General Properties

Symbol Gd
Atomic Number 64
Atomic Weight 157.25
Group
(Lanthanoids)
Solid, Ferromagnetic, Conductor, Lanthanide, Stable, Natural
Period 6
Block f

Physical Properties

Density 7.9 g/cm3
Atomic Volume 19.9 cm3/mole
Atomic Radius 1.8 angstroms
Covalent Radius --
Crust Abundance 0.00052%
Crystal Structure Hexagonal
Color Silver

Energy

Electronegativity 1.2 (Pauling Scale)
Electron Affinity 50 kJ/mol
1st Ionization Energy 593 kJ/mol
2e Ionization Energy 1170 kJ/mol
3e Ionization Energy 1990 kJ/mol
4e Ionization Energy 4250 kJ/mol
Specific Heat Capacity 0.236 J g−1 K−1
Thermal Conductivity 10.6 W·m−1·K−1

Electrons & Oxidation

Oxidation States 3
Electrons Per Shell 2 8 18 25 9 2
Electron Configuration [Xe] 4f7 5d1 6s2
1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 3d10 4s2 4p6 4d10 5s2 5p6 4f7 5d1 6s2
Orbital Diagram
1s
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2s
↿⇂
2p
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
3s
↿⇂
3p
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
3d
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
4s
↿⇂
4p
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
4d
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
4f
↿ 
↿ 
↿ 
↿ 
↿ 
↿ 
↿ 
5s
↿⇂
5p
↿⇂
↿⇂
↿⇂
5d
↿ 
 
 
 
 
5f
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6s
↿⇂
6p
 
 
 
6d
 
 
 
 
 
6f
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nuclear

Radioactive No

Media

Planetary Bohr Model of Gadolinium (Gd)
Lewis Dot Diagram of Gadolinium (Gd)
Description
Soft, ductile, silvery-white metal.
Uses
Used in steel alloying agents and the manufacture of electronic components.
Sources
Found with other rare earths in gadolinite and monazite sand.
Pronounciation (English)
GAD-eh-LIN-i-em

Translations

Afrikaans Gadolinium
Aragonese Gadolinio
العربية جدولينيوم
Armãneashte Gadoliniumu
asturianu Gadoliniu
azərbaycan dili Qadolinium
български Гадолиний
বাংলা গ্যাডোলিনিয়াম
brezhoneg Gadoliniom
bosanski Gadolinij[um]
Byelorussian Гадаліній
Cebuano Gadolinyo
čeština Gadolinium
Chuvash Гадолини
Cymraeg Gadolini
dansk Gadolinium
Deutsch Gadolinium
Ελληνικά Γαδολινιο
English Gadolinium
esperanto Gadolinio
español Gadolínio
eesti Gadoliinium
euskara Gadolinioa
فارسی گادولینیم
suomi Gadolinium
føroyskt Gadolinium
français Gadolinium
furlan Gadolini
West-Frysk Gadolinium
Gaeilge Gadailiniam
Gàidhlig Gadailiniam
galego Gadolinio
ગુજરાતી ગૅડોલિનિયમનો
Gaelg Gadolinnium
Hakka Chinese Nga̍t (釓)
עברית גדוליניום
हिन्दी ग्याडोलिनियम
hrvatski Gadolinij
magyar Gadolínium
հայերեն .ադոլինիում
Indonesia Gadolinium
íslenska Gadólín
italiano Gadolinio
日本語 ガドリニウム
ქართული გადოლინიუმი
کٲشُر Gadolin
қазақ тілі Гадолиний
한국어 가돌리늄
Kurdish Gadolinyûm
Komi Гадолиний
kernewek Gadolynyum
кыргызча Гадолиний
Latin Gadolinium
Lëtzebuergesch Gadolinium
Lombard Gadulíni
lingála Gadoli
lietuvių Gadolinis
latviešu Gadolīnijs
Mari Гадолиний
Maori Gadolinium
македонски Гадолиниум
മലയാളം ഗാഡോലിനിയം
монгол Гадолини
Мокшан Гадолини
Bahasa Melayu Gadolinium
Malti Gadolinju[m]
Nahuatl Gadolinio
Nederlands Gadolinium
norsk Gadolinium
Occitan Gadolini
ирон Гадолиний
polski Gadolin
português Gadolínio
Runasimi Gadolinyu
română Gadoliniu
русский Гадолиний
slovenčina Gadolinium
slovenščina Gadolinij
Samoan Gadolinimi
Samogitian Gaduolėnis
shqip Gadolin, ²Gadoliniumi
српски Гадолинијум
Southern Sotho Gadoliniamo
svenska Gadolinium
Kiswahili Gadolini
தமிழ் கடோலினியம்\
Tajik Гадолиний
ไทย แกโดลิเนียม
Türkçe Gadolinyum
ئۇيغۇرچە گادولنىي
українська Гадоліній
o‘zbek Gadoliniy
Tiếng Việt Gađolini
Võro Gadoliinium
中文

History

Discovered In
1880
Discovered By
Jean de Marignac
Discovered At
Switzerland
Word Origin
Named after J. "Gadolin", a Finnish chemist and minerologist