The Periodic Table/42 - Molybdenum (Mo)

Element Molybdenum (Mo, 42)

Here you can read more about the chemical element Molybdenum. Its shemical symbol is Mo and its atomic number is 42. The relative atomic mass of Molybdenum is 95.96 u. The elemental classification of Molybdenum is Transition metals, and it belongs to group 6 and period 5 in the Periodic Table of Elements.

The density of Molybdenum is 10220 kg/m3. And the mineral hardness of Molybdenum is 5.5 Mohs. The melting point of Molybdenum is 2880 Kelvin (2607 ℃). The boiling point of Molybdenum is 5830 Kelvin (5557 ℃). Molybdenum was discovered in the year 1778 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

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Data about element Molybdenum

Chemical symbol
Element classification
Transition metals
Atomic number
Relativ atomic mass
Atomic mass
95.96 u
10220 kg/m3
Melting point
2880 K   (2607 ℃)
Boiling point
5830 K   (5557 ℃)
Mineral hardness
5.5 Mohs
Discovered year
Discovered by
Carl Wilhelm Scheele