Cerium: historical information

  • Discoveror: Wilhelm von Hisinger, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Martin Klaproth
  • Place of discovery: Sweden, Germany
  • Date of discovery: 1803
  • Origin of name : named after the asteroid Ceres which discovered in 1801, 2 years before the element.

Cerium was discovered in 1803 by Jöns Jacob Berzelius and Wilhelm Hisinger and independently by Martin Klaproth. It was isolated from a mineral from an iron mine at Bastn°s.

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