Characteristics of Tungsten / What is Tungsten ?

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What is Tungsten ? 

Have you heard “Tungsten“ ?
Tungsten is a name of metal. In Swedish, it means a “heavy stone”.
The symbol of an element is W.

Tungsten is not common metal in our life unlike iron, aluminum, and bronze. However, it is used in various fields in the society. In this page, we explain Tungsten’s characteristics.

Heat-resistance material
Heat-resistance material
Tungsten’s melting point is 3380°.
Centigrade while iron’s melting point is 1500°Centigrade.
Hard material
Hard material
Tungsten, combined with carbon, is the hardest metal. Similarly, Tungsten is the second hardest metal next to diamond in the world.
Heavy material
Heavy material
Tungsten is the same heavy as gold. It is 2.5 times as heavy as iron, and 1.7 times as heavy as lead.


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