What is thulium found in?

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Is ytterbium a metal? Ytterbium is a bright, soft, silvery-white metal that is both ductile and malleable. It is a one of the rare earth metals. The metal tarnishes quickly in air and reacts slowly with water.

How many valence electrons does TM have? Thulium atoms have 69 electrons and theshell structure is 2.8.

What is ytterbium used for?-Ytterbium has few uses. It can be alloyed with stainless steel to improve some of its mechanical properties and used as a doping agent in fiber optic cable where it can be used as an amplifier. One of ytterbium's isotopes is being considered as a radiation source for portable X-ray machines.

How many elements are there? 118 elements