Tantalum

Savannah Young

History

Tantalum comes form the character from Greek mythology, Tantalos. Tantalum was discovered in Sweden in 1802 by Anders Ekenberg.

About Tantalum

  • The metal Tantalum is part of the transition family.
  • The atomic mass is 181 and the atomic number is 73.
  • Tantalum costs $450 for 100 grams.
  • Its melting point is 3017 degrees Celsius and the boiling point is 5458 degrees Celsius.
  • The symbol is Ta.