Connecting Chemistry


Atomic symbol: W
Atomic number: 74
Atomic mass: 183.84

Appearance: Gray white solid at 25°C

Group: 6
Period: 6
Series: Transition metals
Block: d
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p⁶ 3d¹⁰ 4s² 4p⁶ 4d¹⁰ 5s² 5p⁶ 4f¹⁴ 5d⁴ 6s²

Highst melting point of any metal element.

Resistant to corrosion and a great conductor of heat and electricity.

Fun Fact! Tungsten is alternately named “wolfram”, hence its atomic symbol “W”. Wolfram comes from German origins, meaning ‘to eat up tin like a wolf eats up sheep’ because of the large amounts of tin required to extract tungsten.