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Lutetium - Periodic Table of Videos

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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. Lutetium is element number 71 and has the chemical symbol Lu. But did you know it was named after a very famous capital city?

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For all the basics about lutetium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about lutetium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
As John Emsley wrote in his book, Nature’s Building Blocks, the name lutetium really derives from the latin word lutetia meaning “boatyard on the river”; the city of Lutetia was the ancestor of present-day Paris.

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