Lucium

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Lucium was the proposed name for an alleged new element found by chemist Prosper Barrière in 1896 in the mineral monazite.[1][2] Later, William Crookes confirmed that the new element was actually an impure sample of yttrium.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Referate". Zeitschrift für anorganische Chemie. 15 (1): 456. 1897. doi:10.1002/zaac.18970150164. 
  2. ^ H, J. L. (1896). "Notes on Inorganic Chemistry". Science. 4 (100): 790–791. Bibcode:1896Sci.....4..790H. doi:10.1126/science.4.100.790-a. PMID 17734842. 
  3. ^ Brock, W. H. (2008). William Crookes (1832–1919) and the commercialization of science. Ashgate Publishing. p. 322. ISBN 978-0-7546-6322-5.