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Tungsten

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It was founded in 1783

By Juan José and Fausto Elhuyar, Spanish chemists and brothers

Physical Description

  • Symbol--W
  • Light gray or whitish metal
  • solid at room temp, has a melting point of 3422°C and a boiling point of 5555°C
  • Atomic number is 74 and atomic mass is 183.84
  • Group 6, period 6 and it is in the transition metals

Relatives

  • Chromium
  • Molybdenum
  • seaborgium

Last Seen

  • In Jewelry (mostly in rings)
  • In light bulbs
  • In bullets

Alias

Swedish words tung sten mean "heavy stone"

Likely Whereabouts

  • mineral wolframite ((Fe, Mn)WO4)
  • tungsten trioxide (WO3)
  • tungsten disulfide (WS2)

Other Info

  • Also known as wolfram
  • it is soft enough to be cut with a hacksaw and ductile enough to be drawn into wire
  • can be brittle and hard to work with
  • Highest melting point of all metallic elements

Reward

$360 per ounce of tungsten

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