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What is scandium?

a transition metal, element 21, it is naturally elementally pure  scandium-45, with an atomic mass of 44.97
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Is scandium combustible?

The transition metal scandium is not considered combustible in normal conditions, but is mentioned as flammable in safety phrases tables.
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Is scandium posionous?

Elemental scandium is not considered to be toxic. Little animal testing of scandium compounds has been done.[29] The median lethal dose (LD50) levels for scandium(III) chlorid (MORE)

Why did they name Scandium Scandium?

It is named after Scandinavia, a region in northern Europe where it  was historically mined. It was identified as an element in 1879  when Lars Nilson isolated scandium oxid (MORE)

Is scandium expensive?

Not to put too fine a point on it, yes. The most recent price for scandium I could find was about 15,000 USD per kilogram. To put it in perspective, gold is currently in the v (MORE)