Improving Alloys Since 1735
Cobalt was discovered by George Brandt. He named it after the German word kobold (goblin ore). It was used in Persia and Egypt as jewelry. Now it is used in alloys that create jet turbines and gas turbine generators. It pairs with chromium and tungsten to form strong metal for high speed cutting tools. The permanent blue color it naturally creates is used for stained glass and porcelain. There are several ways to extract cobalt from ore; including froth flotation and leeching.
-Element Symbol: Co
-Standard Atomic Mass: 58.93 amu
-Atomic Number: 27
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