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Atomic symbol - Te
Atomic weight - 127.60
Atomic number - 52
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-18-6
Oxidation states - +4, +6, -2
State of matter - solid
Discovered in 1782 by Franz Joseph M.ller von Reichenstein
Boils at 989.9 .C, melts at 449.8 .C

Tellurium is a semi-metallic element that resembles both physically and
chemically to selenium (34). Tellurium exists in two forms: a silvery-white,
brittle, crystalline solid that has a metallic lustre and a amorphous powder
that is dark grey to brown. It burns in air and oxygen with a blue-green

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