Zirconium

Electron configuration: Kr 5s2 4d2

Mass: 91.2

Atomic number: 40

Protons: 40

Neutrons: 40

Electrons: 51

Uses of zirconium:

  • Resists corrosion
  • Employed in space vehicles
  • Structural materials for nuclear core
  • Catalyst in paint, dye, plastics and textiles
  • Produces abrasives

Mined in: Germany

Who discovered it: Martin Klaproth


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