Cobalt!!By: Alex Dziuban

Basic facts about Cobalt:
Symbol: CO
Atomic Number: 27
Atomic Mass: 59
Number of Protons: 27
Number of Neutrons: 32
Number of Electrons: 27
Melting point: 1495 degrees
Boiling point: 2927 degrees
Normal state: Solid
Costs: 100g for $21
Classification: Metal
Family: Transition Metal
Origin of Name: German- Kobald, Greek-Cobalar
Discovered by: Georg Brandt
Discovered in:1739

Interesting Info:
1. Cobalt-60, a radioactive isotope of cobalt, is an important source of gamma rays.
2. Cobalts primary ores are cobaltite (CoAsS) and erythrite (Co3[AsO4]2)
3. Cobalt is usually recovered as a byproduct of mining and refining Nickel, Silver, Lead, Copper, and Iron.
4. Kobald means goblin or evil spirit in German.
5. Cobalt-60 has a half-life of 5.27 years.
6. Cobalt compounds are used for glass, pottery, tile, and enamel.
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