Meaning of MOLYBDENUM in English


Name: molybdenum

Symbol: Mo

Atomic number: 42

Atomic weight: 95.94 (1) g

Group in periodic table: 6

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Period in periodic table: 5

Block in periodic table: d-block

CAS registry ID: 7439-98-7

Molybdenum is a silvery-white, hard, transition metal. Scheele discovered it in 1778. It was often confused with graphite and lead ore. Molybdenum is used in alloys, electrodes and catalysts. The World War 2 German artillery piece called "Big Bertha" contains molybdenum as an essential component of its steel.

Chemistry of the elements English vocabulary.      Английский словарь химии элементов.