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Find fun and interesting facts about beryllium. (Jurii)Beryllium is an element that is unfamiliar to many people, even though it is the fourth element on the periodic table. Here are some quick beryllium facts for you. You can find more detailed information about beryllium by viewing the beryllium facts page.
  • Beryllium has an atomic number of 4, which means it has 4 protons.

  • Beryllium is the lightest alkaline earth metal.

  • Beryllium used to be called Glucinium or Glucinum (a name it retains in some countries). Both element names refer to the sweet taste of beryllium and its compounds.

  • Though beryllium tastes sweet, it is toxic. Chronic exposure to beryllium (typically through inhalation) can lead to a life-threatening allergic disease called berylliosis.

  • Beryllium is found in the gemstone called beryl. This group of gemstones includes emeralds and aquamarines.

  • Beryllium has a high transparency to x-rays and other types of ionizing radiation.

  • Beryllium has an extremely large scattering cross section for high energy neutrons.
  • The element beryllium is relatively rare in the universe and on Earth because beryllium was created by the Big Bang and is not typically formed by the nucleosynthesis reactions of stars.

  • Beryllium and its compounds have many uses. Beryllium metal is used in rocket nozzles, space telescopes, and to make windows transparent to x-rays and other types of radiation. Beryllium is used as a hardening agent in alloys such as beryllium copper.

  • The modulus of elasticity of beryllium is higher than that of steel.

  • Beryllium has one of the highest melting points of the light metals.


January 6, 2010 at 7:50 am
(1) Dr Sangeeta Chawla says:

I find this really interesting. Would like more information of this type relating to Gemstones.

September 10, 2011 at 9:30 pm
(2) ewfefgwgre says:

i need to find out interesting facts about beryllium.. ive adopted this element noww(:(:

January 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm
(3) taylor says:

this is interesting :)

October 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm
(4) kasey says:

are u taylor robinson

January 24, 2011 at 10:48 am
(5) anonymous 34 says:

yes. out of the millions of taylors in the world, this is taylor robinson

March 24, 2010 at 3:57 pm
(6) j8 says:

omg boring

March 24, 2010 at 4:01 pm
(7) j8 says:

shut up taylor! you are really wrong about beryllium! ):

November 22, 2011 at 8:23 pm
(8) Selena says:

You know it’s not so boring when you have to make a poster on it, write a 2 to 3 page paper on it (only beryllium and your teacher made you), and present it in class. All after thanksgiving because your teacher hates the holidays. Did I mention I have a project during Christmas too?

June 6, 2010 at 9:46 am
(9) lexi says:

this is rlly interesting i never knew this

August 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm
(10) kewl_boi says:

this is actually way more helpful than reading loooonnngggg paragraphs.

August 31, 2010 at 12:24 pm
(11) purplelover15 says:

i never new anything bout beryllium dis is so helpful 4 me n da reasearch i have 2 do

November 4, 2010 at 6:36 pm
(12) jordan says:


November 11, 2010 at 6:05 pm
(13) sk13 says:

wow i love this its sooo cool!

January 24, 2011 at 10:50 am
(14) anonymous 34 says:

ikr!!! its so scientific and so interresting!!!! :D

November 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm
(15) Elfie says:

Thank you! Very interesting.

November 24, 2010 at 11:20 am
(16) jshow says:

Big Bang isnt real! Just sayin….

August 14, 2011 at 7:52 am
(17) anonymous says:

it is real. get a brain

September 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm
(18) anon as well says:

it is not certain. get a clue.

December 16, 2010 at 5:17 pm
(19) rubix1398 says:

this was boring but helpful! i needed to have 6 fun facts for a school project and 4 of them were from this!

January 24, 2011 at 10:52 am
(20) anonymous 34 says:

hey are you taylor robinson?

January 24, 2011 at 10:53 am
(21) anonymous 34 says:

but ya i had to do 6 too

January 8, 2011 at 2:37 pm
(22) prettybrit says:

very coolk good info cuz i got a project on this

January 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm
(23) shara ross says:

its kinda boring but it helped me

January 24, 2011 at 10:58 am
(24) anonymous 34 says:

that lumpy black beryllium photo looks like my spanish teacher, mrs. suzanne albanese at st. pius x at 2200 north elm street, greensboro, nc

January 27, 2011 at 12:07 pm
(25) Nikki says:

this is very interesting and it rlly helped me in this project i never new it was a toxic waste

February 1, 2011 at 8:34 pm
(26) The Awsome NERD!! TEEHEE says:

I found this kinda helpful i would like more facts though!!

February 14, 2011 at 11:31 am
(27) Fail-A-Thon says:

asdfcomp this was helpful

March 1, 2011 at 10:56 am
(28) the gnrbar says:

u guys r a bunch of chumps the big bang is no existant

March 27, 2011 at 12:59 pm
(29) JW says:

wow this was REALLY helpful !! thanks

April 1, 2011 at 10:06 pm
(30) MICKEYMOUSE says:

Awesome. This site helped a lot. Thanks! :D
BTW: You guys leave weirdo comments TEEHEE!

April 4, 2011 at 5:48 pm
(31) fun house says:

thanks this helped me so much on my school project i really o you guys thanks agani

April 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm
(32) j23 says:

this is so sweet

June 20, 2011 at 9:37 am
(33) brian says:

Can anyone help me with locating a lawyer for my family, we were all exposed to beryllium?
My father worked for a major aerospace company that had no protection or logical safety procedure for anyone working directly with beryllium.
When we were children we’ve all suffered from breathing problems, rashes, and told by doctors that it was just asthma and given an inhaler.
My father became ill and suffered an pulmonary embolism in his left lung in his mid twenties. He had a large portion of his lung removed and was told he had six months to live. To sum it up… the company never contacted us years later about the risks involved with first and second hand exposure to this metal, he lived a lot longer than expected, our family lost everything, poverty, my brothers elbow swelled to the size of a grape fruit a month ago, every surviving members of our family has annual bouts with pneumonia or bronchitis since the mid 80′s. I also have lung scarring….and the list of crap goes on and on. I just found out about beryllium from a random internet website article while googling the space shuttle ( for which my father help construct) and beryllium used in its construction
Please contact me at nefariousanima@gmail.com, I live in los angeles, CA

September 20, 2011 at 3:29 pm
(34) lexi says:

This helped a lot on my science projest!!

October 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm
(35) veronica says:

THeese arent really interesting there just facts!Lol(:

November 17, 2011 at 2:45 am
(36) sam says:

thanks for this it is really helpful

December 7, 2011 at 7:34 pm
(37) airrisha dawson says:

i don’t have one on christmas i’m so happy but what kind of project selena

December 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm
(38) Jeffrey says:

this didn’t really help, but thanks.

January 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm
(39) john says:

i love this site it helps alot!!!!!!

February 9, 2012 at 11:16 am
(40) EpicPyro says:

awesome, this info might come in handy for my science project! ^-^

February 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm
(41) paramore fan says:

interesting =]

March 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm
(42) desarae hogan says:


March 26, 2012 at 2:12 pm
(43) Me!!! says:

Srry but the big bang never happened! The world was created by God!

March 29, 2012 at 9:51 am
(44) Dr. Emma M.D. & Dr. Dani P.H.d. says:

Both of us found this article extremely interesting and educational. Dani is a professer at the University of Toronto and plans to use this information in her 4th year chemistry class. We feel that the information given in this piece of literature is very valid and true. Dr. Emma, who is an M.D, R.M, R.N, O.B, and P.H.d. feels that this is interesting, inspiring, and insightful. She believes that educating the youth of our generation in chemistry and other sciences is very useful and appreciated by the scientific community. Many of our friends and colleagues would be delighted to hire and train young minds that are interested in learning more about Beryllium and other elements in more detail, if you are interested please contact us at amme.elleinad@gmail.com we would be happy to have you join our elite team of brilliant scientists! Dani would be pleased and delighted to have your clever young minds in her classes. Although, if coming to Toronto is too far for you our dear friends Dr. Rebecca Smith and Prof. Naomi Davidson are situated in Chicago and Orlando. Both of us are very interested in the research the University of Athabasca is doing on Beryllium and have taken many trips there to learn more again, if you would like more information please contact us at the e-mail address above. We would like to finish up with thanking you for your time and encouraging you to not hesitate in contacting us with any questions, concerns, or applications to our group of scientists! Thank you! :)

March 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm
(45) James says:

Is everybody that said they had to get 6fun facts for a project, does anyone go to berry and is doing an adopt an element, baby book, or PowerPoint because I’m doing adopt an element and this really helped for my project

August 23, 2012 at 6:42 pm
(46) Taylor H says:

this is really good info i guess

October 8, 2012 at 7:38 pm
(47) ionsandisotopes says:

So helpful! I didn’t find it boring, either.

October 18, 2012 at 4:56 pm
(48) cubababy101 says:

im giving birth to this element for an ap class. this is very helpful THNX :-)

December 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm
(49) aj123 says:

this so helpful thanks!!!!!

December 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm
(50) Bilishaa says:

I need MORE interesting facts…

December 11, 2012 at 9:18 pm
(51) JillianJellyBean says:

Thanks for the facts it really helped our report….

December 11, 2012 at 9:19 pm
(52) LilyLolipop says:

yeah it did i know jillianjellybean

January 4, 2013 at 4:01 pm
(53) martinraven51@yahoo.com says:

This is lame. But it got me an 109.5 on my homework. THANKS!

January 11, 2013 at 3:31 am
(54) Hailey Pago says:

Beryllium is the least interesting thing i have ever had to think about.

February 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm
(55) Alex says:

I have adopted this elemet in Mr.Whidmans class i did not spell that right but i need to learn more about it I will keep reaching it… and great facts on here

February 14, 2013 at 11:22 am
(56) POOPSIE says:

this really helped with the science project im doing!!

March 24, 2013 at 6:22 pm
(57) slammer jammer says:

holy cow that’s some rad information

October 15, 2013 at 9:08 pm
(58) Anonymous says:

Really great. Helped me a lot!

November 13, 2013 at 11:13 pm
(59) kenny says:

WoW!!! you geeks are really nerdin out

December 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm
(60) Dick says:

The Big Bang huh! Verry Interesting!!! Science hasn’t really gained much since the stone age….

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