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Periodic Table Element Comparison: Compare Elements - Molybdenum vs Tungsten

Compare Molybdenum and Tungsten

Compare Molybdenum and Tungsten on the basis of their properties, attributes and periodic table facts. Compare elements on more than 90 properties. All the elements of similar categories show a lot of similarities and differences in their chemical, atomic, physical properties and uses. These similarities and dissimilarities should be known while we study periodic table elements. You can study the detailed comparison between Molybdenum vs Tungsten with most reliable information about their properties, attributes, facts, uses etc. You can compare Mo vs W on more than 90 properties like electronegativity , oxidation state, atomic shells, orbital structure, Electronaffinity, physical states, electrical conductivity and many more.

Facts

Molybdenum
42
Mo
95.94
Solid
Gray
transition metal
6
chromium family 
5
d
[Kr] 4d5 5s1
2623 °C
4639 °C
2, 8, 18, 13, 1
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Tungsten
74
W
183.84
Solid
Gray
transition metal
6
chromium family 
6
d
[Xe] 4f14 5d4 6s2
3422 °C
5555 °C
2, 8, 18, 32, 12, 2
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Neighborhood Elements of Tungsten

History

History
The element Molybdenum was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in year 1781 in Sweden. Molybdenum derived its name from from the Greek word molybdos meaning 'lead'
The element Tungsten was discovered by Carl Wilhelm Scheele in year 1783 in Spain. Tungsten derived its name derived its name from from the Swedish tung sten, 'heavy stone' (W is wolfram, the old name of the tungsten mineral wolframite)

Presence: Abundance in Nature and Around Us

Ppb by weight (1ppb =10^-7 %)
5×10-7%
9×10-7%
1.2e-06
1.1e-06
1×10-6%
1e-07
5×10-8%
4×10-7%
1.2e-07
1.1e-06
1.2×10-8%
N/A

Crystal Structure and Atomic Structure

190 pm
9.3326848249027 cm3
145 pm
N/A
2.6
molybdenum Spectrum
314.7, 314.7, 314.7 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Im_ 3m
229

Body Centered Cubic

molybdenum Crystal Structure
193 pm
9.5501298701299 cm3
146 pm
N/A
18.4
tungsten Spectrum
316.52, 316.52, 316.52 pm
π/2, π/2, π/2
Im_ 3m
229

Body Centered Cubic

tungsten Crystal Structure

Atomic and Orbital Properties

Atomic Number
Number of Electrons (with no charge)
Number of Protons
Mass Number
Number of Neutrons
Shell structure (Electrons per energy level)
Electron Configuration
Valence Electrons
Oxidation State
Atomic Term Symbol (Quantum Numbers)
Shell structure
42
42
42
95.94
53.94
2, 8, 18, 13, 1
[Kr] 4d5 5s1
4d5 5s1
-4;-2;-1  1;2;3;4;5;6
7S3
molybdenum Shells
74
74
74
183.84
109.84
2, 8, 18, 32, 12, 2
[Xe] 4f14 5d4 6s2
5d4 6s2
-4;-2;-1  1;2;3;4;5;6
5D0
tungsten Shells

Isotopes - Nuclear Properties

Isotopes
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
92Mo, 94Mo, 95Mo, 96Mo, 97Mo, 98Mo.
Naturally occurring stable isotopes:
180W, 182W, 183W, 184W, 186W.

Chemical Properties: Ionization Energies and electron affinity

6
2.16
71.9 kJ/mol
684.3, 1560, 2618, 4480, 5257, 6640.8, 12125, 13860, 15835, 17980, 20190, 22219, 26930, 29196, 52490, 5.5×104, 6.14×104, 6.77×104, 7.4×104, 8.04×104, 8.7×104 kJ/mol
6
2.36
78.6 kJ/mol
770, 1.7×103 kJ/mol

Physical Properties

10.28 g/cm3
9.3326848249027

 

329 GPa
20 GPa
230 GPa
0.31


 

5.5 MPa
1530 MPa
1.5×103 MPa

 

2×107 S/m
5×10-8 m Ω
0.915

 

139 W/(m K)
4.8×10-6 K-1

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
1.17×10-8
1.122×10-9
0.0001203

 

N/A

 

6190 m/s
19.25 g/cm3
9.5501298701299

 

411 GPa
161 GPa
310 GPa
0.28


 

7.5 MPa
3430 MPa
2570 MPa

 

2×107 S/m
5×10-8 m Ω
0.015

 

170 W/(m K)
4.5×10-6 K-1

 

Paramagnetic
N/A
4.59×10-9
8.44×10-10
8.84e-05

 

N/A

 

5174 m/s

Thermal Properties - Enthalpies and thermodynamics

2623 °C
4639 °C
N/A
0.915

 

36 kJ/mol
600 kJ/mol
N/A
3422 °C
5555 °C
N/A
0.015

 

35 kJ/mol
800 kJ/mol
N/A

Regulatory and Health - Health and Safety Parameters and Guidelines

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RTECSQA4680000
4.1
3089
N/A
3
N/A
1
0

 

N/A
N/A
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RTECSYO7175000
4.1
3089
N/A
2
N/A
1
1

 

N/A
N/A

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