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Tantalum - Periodic Table of Videos

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For all the basics about tantalum, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about tantalum, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
The demand for tantalum has increased with the use of mobile phones, to such an extent that the extraction of tantalum (generally from the mineral coltan) has caused wars in central Africa.
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Which elements have you currently got in your pockets?
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