Lanthanum Isotopes

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List of Lanthanum Isotopes and Examples of Enriched Lanthanum Applications:

Lanthanum-138 isotope (La-138 isotope, 138La isotope)

  • LANTHANUM-138 isotope is used for as a marker in isotopic dilution analysis;

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Lanthanum-139 isotope (La-139 isotope, 139La isotope)

  • LANTHANUM-139 isotope is used for Cerium-139 radionuclide (radioisotope) production (can be used in life science for healthcare and medical applications and pharmaceuticals industries);
  • LANTHANUM-139 isotope is used for research in nuclear physics;

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Properties Of Lanthanum Isotopes:

Neutron Number (N)8182
Atomic Number / Proton Number (Z)5757
Mass Number / Nucleon Number (A)138139
Natural Abundance (%)0.00088810.9991119
Atomic Mass (Da)137.90712138.90636
Relative Isotopic Mass137.90712138.90636
Quadrupole Moment0.390.2
g-factor (g value)0.7427290.795156
Electron Configuration Blockdd
Melting Point (K)11941194
Boiling Point (K)37303730
Specific Heat0.1970.197
Heat of Formation431431
Thermal Conductivity13.413.4
Dipole Polarizability 215215
Electron Affinity (kJ/mole)0.470.47
Electronegativity (Pauling scale)1.11.1
Atomic Radius (pm)187187
Covalent Radius (pm)195195
VDW Radius (pm)278278
Lattice Constant3.753.75
Crystal StructureHEXHEX
Jmol color#70d4ff#70d4ff

Lanthanum Information

(From the Greek word lanthanein, to line hidden) Silvery metallic element belonging to group 3 of the periodic table and oft considered to be one of the lanthanoids. Found in some rare-earth minerals. Twenty-five natural isotopes exist. La-139 which is stable, and La-138 which has a half-life of 10^10 to 10^15 years. The other twenty-three isotopes are radioactive. It resembles the lanthanoids chemically. Lanthanum has a low to moderate level of toxicity, and should be handled with care. Discovered in 1839 by C.G. Mosander.

It is used in the electodes of high-intensity, carbon-arc lights. Also used in the production of high-grade europium metal. Because it gives glass refractive properties, it is used in expensive camera lenses.

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