Cerium

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The element cerium was named after the dwarf planet Ceres, which itself was named after the Roman goddess of agriculture and fertility. Even though it belongs to the rare earth elements, it is not so rare on earth. It is even more abundant than tin or lead – just not in its pure form but always in compounds. It is used for example in lighter flints.

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A piece of pure cerium:

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