Atomic Number: 70

Protons: 70

Electrons: 70

Neutrons: 103

Average Atomic Mass: 173.04 amu

Isotopes: Ytterbium-168, Ytterbium-170, Ytterbium-171, Ytterbium-172, Ytterbium-173, Ytterbium-174, Ytterbium-176.

Discovery: The person who discovered Ytterbium was by Jean de Marignac,and it was in 1878 back in the century.

Name: It was named for the village of Ytterby, Sweden.It was named by a place not a person.

Uses: Ytterbium can be used by improving the grain refinement, strength, and other mechanical properties of stainless steel.

Interesting Facts: Interesting facts are that they named Ytterbium by a village. Also that it wasn't named by a person it was named by a place. Also that it is a soft silvery metallic element.

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