What is tantalum used for?

Answer Tantalum's principle use is in the production of metal alloys. The element creates alloys that have desirable properties such as high strength, high melting point and good ductility. This makes it ... Read More »

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What is the density of tantalum?

The density of tantalum is 16.6 g per cm^3. Tantalum is a transition metal and Ta is its chemical symbol. This metal is gray, shiny and ductile. It is used in capacitors, medical instruments and im... Read More »

In what form is tantalum found?

Tantalum is primarily found in the mineral columbite-tantalite, an ore that is found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Portugal, Mozambique, Nigeria, Thailand and Zaire. There are several complicated m... Read More »

What is the origin of the name Tantalum?

The element tantalum was named after a king from Greek mythology named Tantalus or Tantalos, who was condemned in Hades to eternal hunger and thirst by being surrounded by water and fruit, which co... Read More »

What family does tantalum belong to?

The periodic table of elements categorizes each element into one of nine categories based on its characteristics. Tantalum (Ta) is a member of the transition metals family which is known for the ab... Read More »