Tungsten Chris Buse

  • Tungsten, from the Latin "tung sten" meaning heavy stone. ·
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    The atomic symbol is W. This is because it was formerly known as Wolfram, hence the W.
    · Tungsten is solid at room temperature.
    · It is part of the transitional metal family.
    · Discovered by Juan Jose in 1779.


Atomic Number
Atomic Mass
Protons
Neutrons
Electrons
Melting Point
Boiling point
74
183.85
74
110
74
3,422C
5,555C


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Interesting Info:


  • China is reported to have about 75% of the world's Tungsten.
    · It was called Wolfram, hence the W.
    · It is used in fluorescent light bulbs and rings.
    · It has the highest melting point of any other metal.
    · Tungsten dissolves in a mixture of hydrofluoric and nitric acids.
    · It is added to steel to make it stronger.