Describe the importance of rare earth elements in science and technology. Assess the most common uses of these elements, particularly as encountered in your daily life, as well as projections for future demand of these minerals resources
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1. About rare earth elements & use in technology - 100 words
2. Samples in daily tech - 150 words
3. Future Demand - 100 words
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Rare Earth Elements
Contrary to what the name suggests, rare earth elements (RRE) are actually plentiful on earth (i.e. Cerium is actually the 25th most abundant element on earth). RREs are (Periodni, n.d.), "a collection of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table, specifically the fifteen lanthanides plus scandium and yttrium. Scandium and yttrium are considered rare earth elements since they tend to occur in the same ore deposits as the lanthanides and exhibit similar chemical properties. They are divided into light REE (Scandium, Yttrium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Promethium, Samarium, Europium and ...
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