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.Learn More
The atoms involved in ionic bonding are held together by an electrostatic force of attraction between a positive and a negative ion. Ionic bonds are only formed between metals and non-metals.Full Answer >
Alkanes have no double or triple bonds, alkenes have one or more double bonds and alkynes have one or more triple bonds. Alkanes, alkenes and alkynes are all types of hydrocarbons.Full Answer >
An atom of boron has three valence electrons. The valence electrons of boron occupy the second orbit around the nucleus of the boron atom. Thus, the boron atom has an electronic configuration of [He] 2s2 2p1.Full Answer >
The element phosphorus has five valence electrons. Valence electrons refer to the amount of electrons in the outer shell of an atom. If an orbital is not full of atoms, it is likely to try to fill or deplete it in order to become more stable.Full Answer >