University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (11): 17-20.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX202004111

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The Ugly-Duckling Story of Beryllium

Haiping Xu, Longjie Li, Peng Zhan()   

  • Received:2020-04-25 Accepted:2020-05-13 Published:2020-06-09
  • Contact: Peng Zhan


As one of alkali metal elements, beryllium has attracted much attention because of its unique nature. With an anthropomorphic tone, the article briefly introduces the abnormal chemical properties of beryllium and its applications in alloys, medical treatments, gemstones and other fields in recent years.

Key words: Beryllium, Discovery history, Nature, Application