University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (11): 66-71.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202009021

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The Lanthanides Are Missing

Xiaoping Yu, Yaxian Zhu()   

  • Received:2020-09-08 Accepted:2020-09-15 Published:2020-09-21
  • Contact: Yaxian Zhu


The lanthanides include elements having atomic numbers 57 (lanthanum) through 71 (lutetium). They all behave in a similar way in chemical reactions and play an increasingly important role in production and life. This article imagines a series of changes that have taken place on the earth since the disappearance of lanthanides, which shows their importance in human life.

Key words: Lanthanide, Discovery, Property, Application