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