Samarium - Element Project
I am in 10th grade, and my Chemistry I Honors class is doing "element mystery"
projects. By a random selection, I am conducting an experiment on Samarium. I
know very little about the element, except that it is not really possible to obtain
the substance and bring it in to class and conduct an experiment. I was told by
my teacher that because this element is not easy to get, I will have to come up
with an experiment that will demonstrate how Samarium would, but using another substance
for the experiment. Because of lack of time and resources, I would appreciate any
help that you have to offer. I would greatly appreciate your ideas of experiments
that I may be able to perform. I have found from a number of sources that Samarium
is magnetic, and that when they repel against themselves the magnets can "fly"
and even injure someone, but it still leaves me at a loss as to what experiment
I may perform. Thank you for your time and information.