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Zr
Zirconium
Atomic no.:
40
Atom. weight: 91.22
Density: 6.49
Class:
refractory metal
Melting point: 1852°C
Boiling point: 4377°C
Colour: Array
   
Discoverer: M.H. Klaproth
Place: Berlin, Germany
Year: 1789

Zirconium was discovered in Berlin, Germany, in 1789 by M.H. Klaproth, but was not isolated until 1824 by J.J. Berzelius in Stockholm, Sweden. Zirconium is a hard, lustrous, silvery colored metal which is extracted from its ores (the oxide or zircon, ZrSiO4) by conversion to the tetrahalide followed by reduction with magnesium. The metal is extremely corrosion resistant due to the formation of a stable oxide film and is unaffected by acids (with the exception of HF) and alkalis. As a result of its corrosion resistance, zirconium is widely used in the chemical industry where corrosive agents are used. Also, due to its excellent high temperature properties, coupled with its low neutron absorption, it is used in the construction of nuclear reactors. The pure metal is also used as a lining in jet engines. Zirconium is used as an alloying element, the resultant alloys having improved mechanical properties. Zirconium oxide, zirconia (ZrO2), is used as an opacifier in vitreous enamels as well as a pigment. However, the main applications of zirconia make use of its excellent strength and high temperature properties, and it is used to manufacture foundry crucibles, bricks, ceramics and abrasives. It has sufficient strength to enable it to be used to fabricate high precision knife blades.

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 ZIRCONIUM precision density-standard cube 1cm3  Art. Nr. 003398  
ZIRCONIUM precision density-standard cube 1cm3
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ZIRCONIUM -  precision density-standard cube 1cm3 NEW!

Using finest materials, each density cube was lapped to 10x10x10mm by a mechanical engineering company with an accuracy of 0.01 millimeter. Each one separately ground and polished it represents the theoretical density of the respective element by its weight. The weight is not affected by the laser inscription. Information such as element symbol, name and density is durable burned at the surface. Each element even shows its specific characteristis in colour and reaction with the laser. Altogether 25 elements are planned in a complete set in a wooden case.

Amount: 1 St. / 1 pc..
Purity : ~99,97%
Packing: PE - bag
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