Thermal Expansion of an Element

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Thermal expansion refers to the tendency of matter to change its shape, area, and volume in response to a change in temperature.  This is a result of the fact that the particles in a substance vibrate more rapidly as the temperature increases, leading to an increase in the average distance between the particles.  Different materials have different coefficients of expansion, and these coefficients can be experimentally determined for various substances.  It's essential to consider thermal expansion in applications where dimensional changes due to temperature fluctuations may impact the performance of a system or structure.


Thermal Expansion of an Element

Element Name Element Symbol Thermal Expansion  \(K^{-1}\)
Actinium Ac N/A
Aluminum Al 0.0000231
Americium Am N/A
Antimony Sb 0.000011
Argon Ar N/A
Arsenic As N/A
Astatine At N/A
Barium Ba 0.0000206
Berkelium Bk N/A
Beryllium Be 0.0000113
Bismuth Bi 0.0000134
Bohrium Bh N/A
Boron B N/A
Bromine Br N/A
Cadmium Cd 0.0000308
Caesium Cs N/A
Calcium Ca 0.0000223
Californium Cf N/A
Carbon C \(7.1 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Cerium Ce \(6.3 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Chlorine Cl N/A
Chromium Cr \(4.9 x 10^{-6}\)
Cobalt Co 0.000013
Copper Cu 0.0000165
Curium Cm N/A
Darmstadtium Ds N/A
Dubnium Db N/A
Dysprosium Dy 0.00001
Einsteinium Es N/A
Erbium Er 0.0000122
Europium Eu 70.000035
Fermium Fm N/A
Fluorine F N/A
Francium Fr N/A
Gadolinium Gd \(9.4 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Gallium Ga 0.00012
Germanium Ge \(6 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Gold Au 0.0000142
Hafnium Hf \(5.9 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Hassium Hs N/A
Helium He N/A
Holmium Ho 0.0000112
Hydrogen H N/A
Indium In 0.0000321
Iodine I N/A
Iridium Ir \(6.4 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Iron Fe 0.0000118
Krypton Kr N/A
Lanthanum La 0.0000121
Lawrencium Lr N/A
Lead Pb 0.0000289
Lithium Li 0.000046
Lutetium Lu 0.00001
Magnesium Mg 0.0000248
Manganese Mn 0.000021
Meitnerium Mt N/A
Mendelevium Md N/A
Mercury Hg 0.000181
Molybdenum Mo \(4.8 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Neodymium Nd \(9.6 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Neon Ne N/A
Neptunium Np N/A
Nickel Ni 0.0000134
Niobium Nb \(7.3 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Nitrogen N N/A
Nobelium No N/A
Osmium Os \(5.1 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Oxygen O N/A
Palladium Pd 0.0000118
Phosphorus P N/A
Platinum Pt \(8.9 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Plutonium Pu N/A
Polonium Po N/A
Potassium K N/A
Praseodymium Pr \(6.7 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Promethium Pm 0.000011
Protactinium Pa N/A
Radium Ra N/A
Radon Rn N/A
Rhenium Re \(6.2 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Rhodium Rh \(8 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Roentgenium Rg N/A
Rubidium Rb N/A
Ruthenium Ru \(6.4 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Rutherfordium Rf N/A
Samarium Sm 0.0000127
Scandium Sc 0.0000102
Seaborgium Sg N/A
Selenium Se N/A
Silicon Si \(2.6 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Silver Ag 0.0000189
Sodium Na 0.00007
Strontium Sr 0.0000225
Sulfur S N/A
Tantalum Ta \(6.3 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Technetium Tc N/A
Tellurium Te N/A
Terbium Tb 0.0000103
Thallium Tl 0.0000299
Thorium Th 0.000011
Thulium Tm 0.0000133
Tin Sn 0.000022
Titanium Ti \(8.6 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Tungsten W \(4.5 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Ununbium Uub N/A
Ununhexium Uuh N/A
Ununoctium Uuo N/A
Ununpentium Uup N/A
Ununquadium Uuq N/A
Ununseptium Uus N/A
Ununtrium Uut N/A
Uranium U 0.0000139
Vanadium V \(8.4 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
Xenon Xe N/A
Ytterbium Yb 0.0000263
Yttrium Y 0.0000106
Zinc Zn 0.0000302
Zirconium Zr \(5.7 \;x\; 10^{-6}\)
   Element Name     Element Symbol     Thermal Expansion  \(K^{-1}\)  


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