Tungsten

1781,1783

Tungsten

The book of science

Tom Sharp


Uppsala, BergaraTorbern Bergman, Juan José Elhuyar, Fausto Elhuyar elements

Tungsten

Atomic number 74

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The chemical symbol for tungsten is W, for wolfram, the name chosen by the Elhuyar brothers and used in Europe. The name tungsten was not preferred because that was the original name of the mineral scheelite, CaWO4.

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