Q:

What is the strongest metal on Earth?

A:

The strongest metal on Earth is tungsten. A hard, rare metal under standard conditions when uncombined, tungsten is found naturally on Earth only in chemical compounds.

In tungsten's raw form, it is a hard steel-gray metal that is often brittle. If made very pure, tungsten retains its hardness and becomes malleable enough that it can be worked easily by forging, drawing or extruding. Of all metals in pure form, tungsten has the highest tensile strength and the highest melting point at 6,192 Fahrenheit. Tungsten is used for filaments in lamps, to create wires in electronics and in the production of steel alloys.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is the strongest metal known to man?

    A:

    Tungsten is the strongest metal known to man. Its ultimate tensile strength is 1510 megapascals, and its melting point of 6,170 degrees Fahrenheit is so high that it's routinely used in incandescent lightbulbs. Tungsten also has a high density of 19.26 grams per cubic centimeter.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the softest metal?

    A:

    Cesium is the softest metal on Earth. In fact, the metal is so soft, it is possible to cut it with a butter knife. Additionally, cesium melts at a relatively low temperature of 28.4 degrees Celsius (83.12 degrees Fahrenheit). Gold, silver and copper are other malleable metals considered "soft," but they are much harder than cesium.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the strongest substance on Earth?

    A:

    Although diamond is the strongest naturally occurring substance on Earth, as of 2013, science has developed a new form of carbon called carbyne that surpasses it. Carbyne's ability to withstand stretching surpasses any known substance. Comprised of carbon atoms held together by either alternating single and triple or double atomic bonds, carbyne's tensile strength is almost three times that of diamond.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the strongest animal on Earth?

    A:

    The strongest animal on Earth is the blue whale. The blue whale is also the largest creature in the entire world.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore