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Tungsten - Periodic Table of Videos

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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. Today we will learn about tungsten, an element most famous for its association with lightbulbs.

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For all the basics about tungsten, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about tungsten, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
It is the element with two names: tungsten, from the Swedish name meaning “heavy stone”, and wolfram, from the mineral wolframite.
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