Symbol: W

Atomic Number: 74

Atomic Weight: 183.85

Tungsten (atomic number 74, symbol W) is a metal and chemical element that was discovered in 1781 by the Swedish mineralogist and chemist Torbern Bergman. It was in 1783 when the element was isolated for the first time. Fausto Elhuyar and Juan Jose Elhuyar isolated tungsten from wolframite.

Properties and Radioisotopes
Tungsten has a high melting point and is silvery-white in color. This is a lustrous metal with high density and robustness. It resists attack by alkalis, acids, and oxygen and reacts with alkaline solutions. The element has a low vapor pressure, high melting point of 6170 F (3410 C), and...Read More