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A colorless hygroscopic compound, Yb2O3, used in certain alloys, ceramics, and optical glasses. Also called ytterbia.
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(Elements & Compounds) a colourless weakly basic hygroscopic substance used in certain alloys and ceramics. Formula: Yb2O3. Also called: ytterbia
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