Tungsten (W)

Tungsten is a hard steel-gray metal of the transition series. It has a very high melting point and is used to make electric light filaments.

Atomic number: 74

Atomic mass: 183.84

Its a metal and a solid

Family name: transition metals

It was discovered by: Carl Wilhelm Scheele

It was discovered in 1781

It is used for things like Darts, Vacuum tubes, and Light bulbs.

Facts: It greatly increases the toughness of steel when alloyed with it.

           It is very risistant to corrsion and is only attacked slight by most mineral acids.

          It can be cut with a hacksaw in its pure state.

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