Tantalum

chemical characteristics of tantalum:

CharacteristicDescription
SymbolTa
Atomic number73
Atomic mass180.94788 u
Group5
Period6
Blockd
Electron configuration[Xe] 4f^14 5d^3 6s^2
Density16.69 g/cm^3
Melting point3,017 °C
Boiling point5,457 °C
Oxidation states-1, +2, +3, +4, +5 (most commonly +5)
Electronegativity1.5 (Pauling scale)
Ionization energies1st: 761 kJ/mol
2nd: 1,504 kJ/mol
3rd: 7,640 kJ/mol
(The values represent the energy required to remove an electron from a neutral atom)
Common isotopes^181Ta (99.988%), ^180Ta (0.012%)
Natural occurrenceTantalum is a rare element, typically found in the mineral tantalite and some other minerals
Common compoundsTantalum pentoxide (Ta2O5), Tantalum carbide (TaC), Tantalum chloride (TaCl5), etc.
Chemical reactionsTantalum is generally resistant to corrosion and reacts with strong acids at high temperatures
It can form a passive oxide layer that protects it from further corrosion
UsesTantalum is used in electronic capacitors, turbine blades, chemical processing equipment,
medical implants, and other applications due to its high melting point and corrosion resistance.
chemical characteristics of tantalum:

tantalum metal machined parts Applications :

ApplicationDescription
Electronic ComponentsTantalum is widely used in electronic components such as capacitors, where it provides high
capacitance and stability. It is also used in resistors, rectifiers, and other electronic
circuitry.
Chemical Processing EquipmentDue to its excellent resistance to corrosion, tantalum is utilized in chemical processing
equipment, such as heat exchangers, reactors, and valves. It can handle corrosive and
high-temperature environments, making it suitable for applications involving aggressive
chemicals.
Aerospace and Defense ApplicationsTantalum finds applications in the aerospace and defense sectors. It is used in the production
of turbine blades, rocket nozzles, and other high-stress components. Its high melting point
and strength make it suitable for extreme environments and applications requiring
exceptional durability.
Medical ImplantsTantalum is biocompatible and exhibits excellent corrosion resistance in bodily fluids,
making it suitable for medical implants. It is used in devices like orthopedic implants,
surgical instruments, and dental prosthetics.
Nuclear IndustryTantalum is employed in the nuclear industry for various applications, including the lining
of nuclear reactors and storage containers due to its resistance to corrosion and its ability
to withstand high temperatures.
Vacuum FurnacesTantalum is used in vacuum furnaces and high-temperature environments where it can maintain
its structural integrity and resist contamination. It is particularly valuable in processes
such as sintering, annealing, and heat treating.

These are just a few examples of the many applications of pure tantalum metal machined parts. Tantalum’s unique properties make it suitable for a wide range of industries and demanding environments.

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