|Isotope||Atomic mass (Da)||Isotopic abundance (amount fraction)|
|165Ho ||164.930 33(2)||1|
Holmium is a monoisotopic element and its atomic weight is determined solely by its isotope 165Ho.
The Commission last revised the standard atomic weight of holmium in 2013 based on the latest Atomic Mass Evaluation by IUPAP.
SOURCE Atomic weights of the elements: Review 2000 by John R de Laeter et al. Pure Appl. Chem. 2003 (75) 683-800
© IUPAC 2003
Ar(Ho) = 164.930 33(2) since 2013
The name derives from the Latin holmia for Stockholm. It was discovered in erbia earth by the Swiss
chemist J. L. Soret in 1878, who referred to it as element X. It was later independently discovered by
the Swedish chemist Per Theodor Cleve in 1879. It was first isolated in 1911 by Homberg, who proposed
the name holmium either to recognize the discoverer Per Cleve, who was from Stockholm, or perhaps
to establish his own name in history.