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ytterbium oxide[i′tər·bē·əm ′äk‚sīd]
Yb2O3 A colorless compound, melts at 2346°C, dissolves in hot dilute acids; used to prepare alloys, ceramics, and special glasses. Also known as ytterbia.
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