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transition metals click to hear : transition metals

Usually less reactant than alkali metals and alkaline earth metals but very good electric and thermal conductors. Many of these metals form vital alloys.
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hassium bohrium seaborgium dubnium rutherfordium rhenium tungsten tantalum osmium hafnium technetium molybdenum niobium zirconium yttrium manganese chromium vanadium titanium scandium

hassium click to hear : hassium

Artificial radioactive element that was first produced in laboratories in 1984; it is based on lead and iron.

bohrium click to hear : bohrium

Artificial radioactive element that was first produced in laboratories in 1976; it is based on bismuth and chromium.

seaborgium click to hear : seaborgium

Artificial radioactive element that was first produced in laboratories in 1974; it is based on californium and oxygen.

dubnium click to hear : dubnium

Artificial radioactive element that was first produced in laboratories in the 1960s.

rutherfordium click to hear : rutherfordium

Artificial radioactive element that was first produced in laboratories in the 1960s; it has applications only in scientific research.

rhenium click to hear : rhenium

Rare metal that is resistant to wear and corrosion; it is used especially in pen tips and incandescent filaments for ovens.

tungsten click to hear : tungsten

Metal that is resistant to very high heat; it is used in filaments for incandescent lamps and cutting tools.

tantalum click to hear : tantalum

Somewhat rare metal that is highly resistant to heat; it is used especially in nuclear reactors, missiles and capacitors.

osmium click to hear : osmium

Rare metal often alloyed with iridium and platinum; it is used in pen tips, bearings, compass needles and jewelry.

hafnium click to hear : hafnium

Rare metal that is used in the control rods of nuclear reactors, filaments for incandescent lamps and jet engines.

technetium click to hear : technetium

Radioactive metal (first element to have been produced artificially) that makes steel corrosion-free and is used in medical imaging.

molybdenum click to hear : molybdenum

Hard metal that is used in alloys (aircraft, missiles, nuclear reactors), electric lights and electronic tubes.

niobium click to hear : niobium

Rare metal that is used especially in alloys for jet aircraft, missiles, nuclear reactors, ointments and cutting tools.

zirconium click to hear : zirconium

Metal that is used in alloys for the nuclear industry (protective sheathing, fuel rods) and in jewelry (imitation diamonds).

yttrium click to hear : yttrium

Rare metal used in the manufacture of alloys, electronic components, lasers, television screens and in nuclear reactors.

manganese click to hear : manganese

Hard metal that is used mainly in the manufacture of specialty steels and household batteries; it is also an indispensable trace element for humans.

chromium click to hear : chromium

Bright metal that is used as an anticorrosive coating and in the manufacture of hard and resistant alloys; it gives emeralds and rubies their color.

vanadium click to hear : vanadium

Metal that is used mainly in alloys, to which it provides highly anticorrosive properties.

titanium click to hear : titanium

Metal that is used in several alloys employed in the manufacture of precision items and as a coating for light aerospace parts.

scandium click to hear : scandium

Rare and very light metal that is employed in aerospace construction because of its high fusion point (about 1,500°C).