Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Perth, Western Australia
*Juan Jose and Fausto d'Elhuyar purified tungsten in 1783 (Spain), although Peter Woulfe examined the mineral which came to be known as wolframite and determined that it contained a new substance.
*Word origin: Swedish tung sten, heavy stone or wolf rahm and spumi lupi, because the ore wolframite interfered with tin smelting and was believed to devour the tin.
*Tungsten and its alloys are used to make filaments for electric lamps and television tubes, as electrical contacts, x-ray targets, heating elements, for metal evaporation components, and for numerous other high temperature applications.
*Tungsten carbide is important in the mining, metalworking, and petroleum industries.
*Melting Point (K): 3680
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