Atomic symbol: Yb
Atomic number: 70
Atomic mass: 173.05
Appearance: Silvery white solid, with a pale yellow hue, at 25°C
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p⁶ 3d¹⁰ 4s² 4p⁶ 4d¹⁰ 5s² 5p⁶ 4f¹⁴ 6s²
Soft, malleable and ductile.
Fun Fact! Ytterbium, alongside the elements yttrium, erbium, and terbium, is named after the Swedish village of Ytterby.