For Sale- Zirconium!

Asking price- $1,000,000

Not sure if you want Zirconium? Well here are some of the facts.

  • Name- Zirconium
  • Symbol- Zr
  • Origin of name- The name comes the mineral Zircon, hence ZIRCONium
  • Main sources- The mineral Zircon or ZrSiO4
  • Main uses- Electronics

Atomic Structure

  • Shells- As Shown above, lovely Zirconium has 2 electrons in the first shell, 8 in the second, 18 in the third, 10 in the fourth shell and last but not least 2 electrons with the fifth shell of Zirconium
  • Configuration of Zirconium- [Kr]- 4d2-5s2
  • minimum oxidation number- 0
  • max. oxidation number-4
  • minimum common oxidation number- 0
  • Max. common oxidation number- 4


  • Structure- As shown in the photo below Zirconium has a very uniform structure usually in a hexagonal shape
  • Color- Most often a Grayish white or silver-white color
  • Zirconium is a very strong malleable ductile metal meaning it can be hammed out of shape without cracking and breaking and ductile meaning to be able to be drawn into thin wire.


  • At Room Temperature Zirconium is a solid
  • Heat of Fusion- 14 kJ/mol
  • Heat of vaporization- 573 kJ/ mole
  • Atomic weight- 91.224 g/mol
  • Density- 6.4 g/m3
  • Atomic volume- 14.1 cm3/mol
  • Atomic radius- 160 pm
  • Electronegativity- 1.33
  • Melting point- 2128 k or 1855 C or 3371 F
  • Boiling point- 4682 k or 4409 C or 7968 F
  • Specific heat- 25.20 J/mol*k
  • 1st Ionization energy- 640.1 kj mole
  • 2nd- 1270 kJ mole
  • 3rd- 2218.2 kJ mole
  • Electron Affinity-41.1 kJ mole


  • Air (O)- Can burn if provoked in air which then creates Zr2O3
  • 6 moles of HCl- No reaction
  • 15 moles of HNO3- When reacting with this compound it makes Zirconium nonreactive with any other because compond or element because it alters the surface of Zirconium
  • 6 moles of NaOH- No reaction

Tyler Grogan

From Eagle Point High School

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(Note; Not Really selling Zirconium)