Facts about Tungsten

Facts about Tungsten - Element included on the Periodic Table

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Tungsten
The Element Tungsten is defined as...
A hard, brittle, corrosion-resistant, gray to white metallic element extracted from wolframite, scheelite, and other minerals, having the highest melting point and lowest vapor pressure of any metal. Tungsten and its alloys are used in high-temperature structural materials; in electrical elements, notably lamp filaments; and in instruments requiring thermally compatible glass-to-metal seals.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Tungsten
What are the origins of the word Tungsten ?
Tungsten originates from the Swedish words 'tung sten' meaning heavy stone. It was formerly called Wolfram hence the symbol of the element - W.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Tungsten
Tungsten 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 Tungsten
Tungsten was discovered by the Spanish brothers Fausto and Juan Jose de Elhuyar in 1783.
 

Occurrence of the element Tungsten in the Atmosphere
Obtained from scheelite and wolframite
 

Common Uses of Tungsten
Space-age super-alloys
Light bulb filaments - fluorescent lighting
Cemented carbides (also called hardmetals)
Armaments
Jewelry - Tungsten Carbide
 

The Properties of the Element Tungsten

Name of Element : Tungsten
Symbol of Element : W
Atomic Number of Tungsten : 74
Atomic Mass: 183.84 amu
Melting Point: 3410.0 C - 3683.15 K
Boiling Point: 5660.0 C - 5933.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Tungsten : 74
Number of Neutrons in Tungsten : 110
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 19.3 g/cm3
Color of Tungsten : gray to white


The element Tungsten and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Tungsten 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 Tungsten for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Tungsten with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Tungsten element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Argon - 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 Tungsten 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. Tungsten was discovered by the Spanish brothers Fausto and Juan Jose de Elhuyar in 1783. 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 Tungsten is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Tungsten
 

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