What is another word for selenium?

120 synonyms found


[ sɛlˈiːni͡əm], [ sɛlˈiːni‍əm], [ s_ɛ_l_ˈiː_n_iə_m]

How to use "Selenium" in context?

Selenium is a chemical element with symbol Se and atomic number 36.

Selenium is a soft, silver-white metal with a mildly delayed Brownian movement. It tarnishes when exposed to air and reacts with water to form selenium hydroxide. Selenium is non-toxic and has both metallurgical and commercial uses.

Selenium was discovered in 1817 by Jöns Jacob Berzelius, who named it after the Greek word for moon, Selene. The mineral selenite is also named for Selenium.

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