Cool Cobalt

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Cool Cobalt

Cool Cobalt

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Emsley, J. (2014). Cobalt-element information, properties and uses: periodic table. Retrieved from http://www.rsc.org

Fleishman, S. (2014). Grolier online. Retrieved from http://go.grolier.com/

*Discovered in 1735 by Georg Brandt of Stockholm*Comes from Greek word ''Kobald'' meaning goblin.*Color is silvery or bluish*Very reactive*Transition metal *Scarce*Melting point is 2,723 degrees fahrenheit*Democratic Republic of Congo is the biggest producer

*Used in vitamin b12*essential for blood cells*radioactive cobalt is an important gamma ray source

*Electroplating (coating) for attractive appearance, hardness, or resistance to oxidation*In cutting tools*Jet turbines*Gas turbine generators*High temperature conditions*Rdioactive Cobalt for cancer treatment*Porcelain, glass, pottery, enamels*Can be magnetized for magnets*Paints and ceramics

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CriteriaName: CobaltSymbol: COGroup: 9Period: 4Atomic Number: 27Atomic Mass: 58.933Protons: 27Neutrons:32Electrons:27


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