Atomic Number of Molybdenum
Atomic Number of Molybdenum is 42.
Chemical symbol for Molybdenum is Mo. Number of protons in Molybdenum is 42. Atomic weight of Molybdenum is 95.95 u or g/mol. Melting point of Molybdenum is 2617 °C and its the boiling point is 5560 °C.» Boiling Point » Melting Point » Abundant » State at STP » Discovery Year
Molybdenum is a shiny grey color metal, with the name deriving from the Greek word meaning leadlike. Despite being toxic, this element plays an important role for all living organisms and is present in our bodies in micro doses. It is processed from natural minerals (mainly molybdenite) which are found mainly in South and North America, or in China. Molybdenum is an element with high melting point, so most of it comes in the form of grey powder. In industry, this element is used as a part of alloys, to produce such parts as saw blades, drills, heating parts, and many others. Molybdenum can also be used as a catalyst and a lubricant additive.
Properties of Molybdenum Element
|Atomic Number (Z)||42|
|Atomic Weight||95.95 u|
|Melting Point (K)||2896 K|
|Melting Point (℃)||2617 °C|
|Boiling Point (K)||4912 K|
|Boiling Point (℃)||5560 °C|
|Heat Capacity||0.251 J/g · K|
|State at STP||Solid|
|Electronegativity (Pauling) χ||2.16|
|Ionization Energy (eV)||7.09243|
|Year of Discovery||1778|