Chemical Elements History and Information Molybdenum
About the chemical element Molybdenum, its symbol, atomic number and weight, who discovered it and when.
The Atomic Elements and Their Uses
(Element) (Symbol) (Atomic number) (Atomic weight)
Molybdenum Mo 42 95.94
Identified as an element by Karl Scheele of Sweden in 1778. Isolated by Peter Hjelm of Sweden in 1782. Molybdenum has a very high melting point and is used for rocket parts, jet engines, and steel for cars. A trace element of the human body, it keeps tooth enamel healthy.
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