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Atomic symbol - Pr
Atomic weight - 140.90765
Atomic number - 59
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-21-8-2
Oxidation states - +3
State of matter - solid
Heavy metal-brittle
Discovered in 1885 by Carl Auer von Welsbach
Boils at 3212 .C, melts at 931 .C

Praseodymium is used in special alloys and glasses. It is moderately soft,
ductile, and malleable, and is a silvery color. Small amounts of praseodymium
are used in a rare-earth alloy used to make cigarette lighter flints and high-
strength, low-creep magnesium alloys used for jet-engine parts.

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