Facts about Molybdenum

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Molybdenum
The Element Molybdenum is defined as...
A hard, silvery-white metallic element used to toughen alloy steels and soften tungsten alloy. An essential trace element in plant nutrition, it is used in fertilizers, dyes, enamels, and reagents.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Molybdenum
What are the origins of the word Molybdenum ?
The name Molybdenum originates from the Greek word molubdos meaning "lead-like".
 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Molybdenum
Molybdenum is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.


 

Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Molybdenum
Molybdenum was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1778.
 

Occurrence of the element Molybdenum in the Atmosphere
The Russian Luna 24 mission discovered a single grain of pure Molybdenum in a pyroxene fragment taken from Mare Crisium on the Moon.
 

Common Uses of Molybdenum
High strength alloys
High temperature steels
Aircraft parts
Missile parts
 

The Properties of the Element Molybdenum

Name of Element : Molybdenum
Symbol of Element : Mo
Atomic Number of Molybdenum : 42
Atomic Mass: 95.94 amu
Melting Point: 2617.0 C - 2890.15 K
Boiling Point: 4612.0 C - 4885.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Molybdenum : 42
Number of Neutrons in Molybdenum : 54
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 10.22 g/cm3
Color of Molybdenum : silvery-white


The element Molybdenum and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Molybdenum on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Molybdenum for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Molybdenum with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Molybdenum element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Molybdenum - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Molybdenum element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Molybdenum was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in 1778. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Molybdenum is just one element that can be found.
 

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