Cobalt

1935

Cobalt

The book of science

Tom Sharp


StockholmGeorg Brandt elements

Cobalt

Atomic number 27

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Other chemists disputed Georg Brandt’s claim that cobalt was an element, asserting that he merely had a compound of iron and arsenic. Maybe it was easy to dismiss his claims, given the metal had a name that translates as “goblin.”

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