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Properties of Tungsten

Tungsten has unique properties that have made it the only material suitable for many applications. Tungsten has unusually high strength at very high temperatures.

 

Atomic Symbol

W (Wolfram)

Atomic Number

74

Atomic Mass

183.85

Melting Point

3420 C

Boiling Point

5800 C

Density

19.25 g/cc

Structure

Body Centered Cubic

Among metals, tungsten has the:

  • highest melting point
  • lowest coefficient of thermal expansion
  • lowest vapor pressure
  • Other tungsten properties include:
  • high tensile strength
  • high thermal conductivity
  • high resistance to thermal creep
  • high electrical conductivity
  • high resistance to corrosion
  • high modulus of elasticity
  • Tungsten Carbide has a hardness close to diamond. This makes it a commonly used material for applications requiring high strength and wear resistance.

 

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