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    9.012182 (3)

    Name: berylliumGroup number: 2
    Symbol: BeGroup name: Alkaline earth metal
    Atomic number: 4Period number: 2
    Atomic weight: 9.012182 (3)Block: s-block
    CAS Registry ID: 7440-41-7Voice:
    Standard state: solid at 298 KColour: lead grey
    Classification: MetallicAvailability:

    beryllium sheet
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    Here is a brief summary of the isolation of beryllium.

    Beryllium metal is available commercially and so would never normally be made in the laboratory. Its extraction from ores is complex. The mineral beryl, [Be3Al2(SiO3)6] is the most important source of beryllium. It is roasted with sodimu hexafluorosilicate, Na2SiF6, at 700°C to form beryllium fluoride. This is water soluble and the beryllium may be precipitated as the hydroxide Be(OH)2 by adjustment of the pH to 12.

    Pure beryllium may be obtained by electrolysis of molten BeCl2 containing some NaCl. The salt is added since the molten BeCl2 conducts very poorly. Another method involves the reduction of beryllium fluoride with magnesium at 1300°C.

    BeF2 + Mg MgF2 + Be

  • BeF2
  • Chlorides
  • BeCl2
  • Bromides
  • BeBr2
  • Iodides
  • BeI2
  • Hydrides
  • BeH2
  • Oxides
  • BeO
  • Sulfides
  • BeS
  • Selenides
  • BeSe
  • Tellurides
  • BeTe
  • Nitrides
  • Be3N2

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