Tungsten (W) - Properties

Atomic mass, symbol and atomic number

tungsten is a naturally occurring element with the element symbol W and the atomic number 74. In the periodic table it stands with an atomic mass of 183.84 u in the 6th subgroup. The chemical element discovered by Fausto and Juan Elhuyar in 1783 is not radioactive and is in a solid state at room temperature.

Profile: Wolfram (English Tungsten)

Chemical element:tungsten
Atomic number:74
Group:Chrome group
Series:Transition metals
Appearance:gray to black
explorers:Fausto Elhuyar and Juan José Elhuyar
Year of discovery:1783
Atomic properties
Atomic mass:183.84 u
Atomic radius:135 pm
Covalent radius:162 pm
Van der Waals radius:unknown
Electron configuration:Xe 4f145d46s2
ionization:770 kJ / mol
Physical Properties
Physical state:firmly
Crystal structure:cubic
molar volume:9,47 · 10-6 m3/ mol
Mohs hardness:7,5
Melting point:3422 ° C
Boiling point:5930 ° C
Heat of fusion:35.4 kJ / mol
Heat of vaporization:774 kJ / mol
Thermal conductivity:170 W
Chemical properties

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