|Origin of Name
||From the Greek word beryllos, a semi-precious stone (beryl)
|Date and Place of Discovery
||In 1797 in Paris, France (as an oxide in beryl and emerald)
It was isolated by Friedrich Wöhler in 1798.
- Beryllium fluoride (BeF2)
- It does not corrode (rust).
- It is stronger than steel but is the lightest metal.
- Its compounds are sweet tasting but are very toxic.
- It transmits x-rays 17 times faster than
- It can be found in urine and blood.
- Computer parts (shutters)