Facts about Zirconium
Facts about Zirconium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Zirconium
The Element Zirconium is defined as...
A lustrous, greyish-white, strong, ductile metallic element obtained primarily from zircon and used chiefly in ceramic and refractory compounds, as an alloying agent, and in nuclear reactors as a highly corrosion-resistant alloy.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Zirconium
What are the origins of the word Zirconium ?
The name Zirconium originates from the Persian word 'zarkun' meaning gold-like.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Zirconium
Zirconium 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 Zirconium
Zirconium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1789. It was first isolated in 1824 by Jons Jakob Berzelius by heating a mixture of potassium and potassium zirconium fluoride.
Occurrence of the element Zirconium in the Atmosphere
Located in USA, Australia, Brazil, India and Russia
Source of zirconium is the zirconium silicate mineral, zircon and baddeleyite
Common Uses of Zirconium
A natural gemstone used in jewelry - cubic zirconia
Cubic zirconium rings and earrings
Aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex
Nuclear energy uses
Artificial joints and limbs
The Properties of the Element Zirconium
Name of Element : Zirconium
Symbol of Element : Zr
Atomic Number of Zirconium : 40
Atomic Mass: 91.224 amu
Melting Point: 1852.0 °C - 2125.15 °K
Boiling Point: 4377.0 °C - 4650.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Zirconium : 40
Number of Neutrons in Zirconium : 51
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 6.49 g/cm3
Color of Zirconium : grayish-white
The element Zirconium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Zirconium 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 Zirconium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Zirconium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Zirconium 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 Zirconium 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. Zirconium was discovered by Martin Heinrich Klaproth in 1789. It was first isolated in 1824 by Jons Jakob Berzelius by heating a mixture of potassium and potassium zirconium fluoride. 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 Zirconium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Zirconium
Information Facts about the Zirconium Element