´╗┐Niobiumexternal image Niobium_crystals_1.jpg
Symbol: Nb
Atomic Number: 41
Atomic Mass: 92.91
Number of Protons: 41
Number of Nuetrons: 52
Melting Point: 2,468 degrees Celcius
´╗┐Boiling Point: 4,927 degrees Celcius
Normal Phase: Solid
Classification: Metal
Family: Trasition Metals
Origin of Name: After Niobe, the daughter of the mythical king Tantalus
Founder: Charles Hatchet in 1801

Interesting Facts
1. Niobium has very conductive properties.
2.It is used in welding to make steel rods stronger.
3. It is used in earings and tongue studs.
4. After 100 years of controversy the name Niobium was finally selected.
5. Niobium is a shiny, white, soft, and ductile metal, and takes on a bluish cast when exposed to air room temperatures for a long peroid of time.
6. Niobium metal (99.5%) is priced at $75/lb.


Created by: Zach Seder