Wikijunior:The Elements/Tellurium

Shows the position of Tellurium on the periodic chart.
Tellurium's symbol on the Periodic Table

What does it look, feel, taste, or smell like?Edit

Tellurium is a silver-white metalloid. Tellurium compounds generally smell awful. If a human being is exposed to tellurium, even in very small amounts — keeping in mind, tellurium is toxic, so people shouldn't be exposed to it, even in very small amounts — their body metabolizes it so that their breath then smells so horrible that, reportedly, lab workers exposed to tellurium had to be given a leave of absence till it worked out of their system.

How was it discovered?Edit

Where did its name come from?Edit

Did You Know?

  • First interesting fact.
  • Another interesting fact.
  • Yet another interesting fact.

Where is it found?Edit

What are its uses?Edit

Is it dangerous?Edit

Yes. Tellurium is mildly toxic, so people should be very careful when handling it.