Atomic number: 65
Year discovered: 1843
Discovered by: Carl Gustav Mosander (1797-1858), a Swedish scientist.
- Terbium was discovered by Carl Gustav Mosander in 1843.
- He detected it as an impurity in yttria which is yttrium oxide.
- Its existence was not confirmed for at least 30 years and pure compounds were not prepared until 1905.
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