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Yttrium - Periodic Table Videos

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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. This one is about yttrium. It is found in moon rocks and bullet-proof glass. Come with us to Sweden to discover it.

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We visit a disused mine in Ytterby, Sweden, where four elements of the periodic table were first discovered. Journey with us on our Ytterby Road Trip.
For all the basics about yttrium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts yttrium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
The radioactive isotope yttrium-90 has been used in several types of cancer treatment.
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