From Periodic Table and Element Properties
Beryllium belongs to the group IIA of the periodic table. It is a grey colored element that exists in combined state only. Beryllium is found in minerals, such as Bertrandite, Beryl, Chrysoberyl, and Phenacite. It is obtained as a by-product of mining Feldspar, Lithium, and Mica. In its pure form, this element is present in emerald and aquamarine as Beryllium Aluminum Silicate.
Beryllium is toxic, strong, and light weight. When exposed to air at standard temperature and pressure, Beryllium resists oxidation. Of all elements of the periodic table, Beryllium has the highest melting point. Beryllium is used in applications that require good thermal conductivity, high strength, and hardness.
The common uses of Beryllium are:
As an alloying agent for producing beryllium Copper.
In light weight metal alloys, X-ray tube windows, and sparkles tools.
To make missiles, aircraft, and spacecraft. This is because of its ability to absorb large amounts of heat.
As a moderator in nuclear reactions.
In medical, automotive, and electronic industries.
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