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Rare Metal Tantalum

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Properties of Tantalum
Atomic Number 73
Grey, heavy, highly corrosion-resistant
Hardness and ductility
Corrosion resistance due to oxide layer
Immune to specific corrosive substances
Discovery and Name Origin
Discovered in 1802 by Anders Gustaf Ekenberg
Distinction confirmed in 1866 by Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac
Named after Greek mythological figure Tantalus
Uses of Tantalum
Tantalum capacitors in electronic devices
Substitute for Platinum
Industrial Applications
Chemical plants, nuclear power plants, aircraft, missiles, surgical equipment
Cutting-Edge Material
Tantalum carbide (TaC) and graphite used in machine tool cutting edges

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