The Periodic Table/73 - Tantalum (Ta)

Element Tantalum (Ta, 73)

Here you can read more about the chemical element Tantalum. Its shemical symbol is Ta and its atomic number is 73. The relative atomic mass of Tantalum is 180.94788 u. The elemental classification of Tantalum is Transition metals, and it belongs to group 5 and period 6 in the Periodic Table of Elements.

The density of Tantalum is 16600 kg/m3. And the mineral hardness of Tantalum is 6.5 Mohs. The melting point of Tantalum is 3269 Kelvin (2996 ℃). The boiling point of Tantalum is 5700 Kelvin (5427 ℃). Tantalum was discovered in the year 1802 by Anders Gustaf Ekeberg.

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Data about element Tantalum

Chemical symbol
Element classification
Transition metals
Atomic number
Relativ atomic mass
Atomic mass
180.94788 u
16600 kg/m3
Melting point
3269 K   (2996 ℃)
Boiling point
5700 K   (5427 ℃)
Mineral hardness
6.5 Mohs
Discovered year
Discovered by
Anders Gustaf Ekeberg