Tungsten

Ashlin Vasquez

Facts:

5 physical properties:
  • The melting point is 3422 °C or 6192 °F.
  • The boiling point is 5555 °C or 10031 °F.
  • Metal
  • Color is grayish white.
  • Brittle and hard to work with.
5 chemical properties:
  • When combined with acids it is unaffected.
  • Doesn't react with air and water at room temperature
  • Tungsten reacts directly with Flourine at room temperature to make Tungsten Fluoride.
  • Reacts with Chlorine at 250 degrees Celsius to make Tungsten Chloride.
  • Reacts with bromine to form Tungsten Bromide.
What occurs when it undergoes a chemical change with nonmetals and metalloids 2 sentences:
  • When metals combine they form metallic/ionic bonds. When non metals combine they form covalent bonds.
  1. Covalent bonds: chemical bond that involves sharing between electrons in an atom.
  2. Ionic bonds: chemical bonds that are formed between two ions of opposite charges.
Long hand electronic configuration:
1s2 2s2 2p6 3s2 3p6 4s2 3d10 4p6 5s2 4d10 5p6 6s2 4f14 5d4

More information:

Fun Facts:
  • Only found in chemically compounds not naturally on Earth.
  • The word Tungsten comes from a Swedish word meaning "heavy stone."
  • Used in steel and light bulbs, and cathode rays.
  • Tungsten in used in mining, and in fluorescent light.
  • Tungsten can also be found in paint.

Basic information:
  • 74 protons
  • 74 electrons
  • Has 5 naturally occurring isotopes with the relative abundance of 0.12%, 26.50%, 14.31%, 30.64%, and 28.43%.
MERCURY (Hg) vs Tungsten Carbide