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What is Niobium? - Uses, Information & Facts

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_____ discovered niobium when he was investigating the mineral columbite.

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1. _____ named niobium.

2. Niobium is used to make jewelry because it is

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will help you find out what you remember about the element niobium. See what you know about its discovery, chemical properties and uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The reason niobium is used in jewelry
  • Who named this element
  • The scientist who first discovered niobium

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about niobium in jewelry in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who it was that discovered niobium
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the chemical symbol and atomic number of this element

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about this chemical element, read the lesson titled What is Niobium? - Uses, Information & Facts. You will explore topics like:

  • The effect of anodization on niobium
  • Controversy surrounding this element's discovery
  • Niobium as a superconductor
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