lanthanide series


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lanthanide series

n.
The set of chemically related elements with properties similar to those of lanthanum, with atomic numbers from 57 to 71.
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lanthanide series

n
(Chemistry) a class of 15 chemically related elements with atomic numbers from 57 (lanthanum) to 71 (lutetium)
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lan′thanide se`ries


n.
the series of rare-earth elements of atomic numbers 57 through 71 (lanthanum through lutetium).
[1940–45]
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Noun1.lanthanide series - the rare-earth elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71; having properties similar to lanthanum
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
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Cerium oxide nanoparticles that are made of cerium, a rare earth metal belonging to the lanthanide series, is capable of existing in a dual oxidation state and hence is useful for various applications.
Rare Earth Elements (REEs) are a group of transition metals which include the lanthanide series of the periodic table (lanthanum to lutetium) in addition to scandium (Sc) and yttrium (Y).