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- n. Plural form of lanthanoid.
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Europium (Eu) - I've been ragging on the lanthanoids a bit, but let's face it: with members like europium swishing around and leaving their Sobranie butts everywhere, can you blame me?
They call themselves the lanthanoids and they like to drive around on Harleys like they're bad-ass, but every year, without fail, they get beaten to a pulp at the Sturges Rally.
Oh, I'm so scared of you and your gang of lanthanoids.
The most strongly basic of all the trivalent lanthanoids, Lanthanumm is what allowed Mosander to isolate and purify the salts of this element.
Instead of leaving the lanthanoids and actinoids in separate groups, why don't they merge them into the appropriate circles?
Reason: China produces about 97% of the world's rare earth metals-scandium, yttrium and the 15 lanthanoids-and concerns are mounting that Beijing could further restrict rare earth exports and even impose an outright ban on shipments of some key metals.