Vikidia currently has 4,577 articles. Improve it!

Join Vikidia: create your account now and improve it!


From Vikidia, the encyclopedia for 8 to 13-year-old children that everybody can make better
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Beryllium is the chemical element with the atomic number 4 and symbol Be. It is a relatively rare element in the universe. As a free element it is a steel-gray, strong, lightweight and brittle metal. Its melting point is 2348.6 F (1287 C) and it's boiling point is 4479.8 F (2471 C). It is nonmagnetic, a very good conductor of heat and resists oxidation in air at room temperature.