|Origin of Name
||From the Latin word "rubidius," which means dark red for its bright red
|Date and Place of Discovery
||1861 in Heidelberg, Germany
||Robert Wilhelm Bunsen
and Gustav Kirchoff
- It is the 16th most common element in the earth's crust.
- It is found in North America, Rush and South Africa.
- It can also be found in seawater and in mineral springs.
- It is not found freely in nature.
- It reacts strongly in water and bursts into flames when exposed to air.
- It is silvery white in color.
- There are few uses for rubidium.
- Some medical and electronic applications use it.
- Some research and development teams are testing it in very thin batteries.
- Some compounds are used in fireworks for a purple color.