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GammaFlux

Few Questions About Cerium.

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I collect chemical elements.

And recently received my sample of Cerium.

 

It is still sealed in its vacuum plastic bag.

 

This is my first lanthanide sample and I chose Ce because it was the cheapest I could find. Bought a 100g bar from eBay.

 

- Can I remove it from its packaging and handle it as any other metal?

- Can I keep it exposed in open air as all my other samples? (I don't care about tarnishing).

 

Unfortunately I don't have any airtight places or mineral oil to store it 😕

 

 

 

 

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