Origin of cerium
Examples from the Web for cerium
Contemporary Examples of cerium
Not to mention rare elements such as lanthanum, cerium, and neodymium, essential to modern technology and commanding high prices.Afghanistan’s Mineral Wealth Could Be a Bonanza—or Lead to Disaster
Dr. Cheryl Benard
July 4, 2012
Historical Examples of cerium
A rare metal, discovered by Mosander, associated with oxide of cerium.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
How much thorium, not to speak of cerium, could they take at a maximum.Tono Bungay
H. G. Wells
Piperine colours the sulphuric acid blood-red, and is turned dark-brown, almost black by the cerium oxide (Sonnenschein).
It tarnishes more easily and inflames less easily than cerium.
Cerium looks like iron, having both its color and lustre, but is heavier, and has the hardness of calcite.
Word Origin for cerium
element, first isolated in pure form in 1875, named for ceria, the name of the earth from which it was taken, which was discovered in 1803 and named by Berzelius and Hissinger for Ceres, the minor planet, which had been discovered in 1801 and named for the Roman goddess Ceres.