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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