11 definitions by CHNOPS
The 53rd element that occurs as a grey crystalline solid. It gives off a pretty, toxic, magenta-coloured vapour when heated, that should NOT be inhaled under any circumstance. It is one of two naturally-occurring halogens that crystallize at room temperature (the other being Astatine). Iodine's name comes from the Greek "Iodes", which means "violet-coloured".
The 74th element that is forever linked to its unbelievable strength. Tungsten is everything a metal should be: it's heavy, strong, conductive, alloyable, and shiny. It even forms crystals. Although its tensile strength is the best out of any metal, its impact strength is straight ass. If you were to make a sledgehammer out of Tungsten and hit it against something sturdy, the head of the hammer would blow itself to pieces. Despite this, Tungsten is still widely used for its tensile strength. It is a major component in some steels, offering a huge boost in durability and strength and sending the melting point of the latter into space. Tungsten's name is directly translated into "heavy stone" from Swedish (Tung Sten). Its previous name "Wolfram" comes from the chief ore of Tungsten, Wolframite. This in turn means "the devourer of Tin" in Germanic, due to the fact that Tungsten interferes with the process of smelting Tin.
by CHNOPS July 09, 2020
The 22nd element, well-known for being exceptionally strong, tough, and hard-as-balls, making it the universal definition of metals in general. Titanium is a moderately common metal, ranking #7 as most abundant. It has many practical applications, ranging from the production of aircraft/spacecraft hulls, to biomedical implants, and catalysts to produce certain plastics. Even though Titanium is lightweight, strong, and durable, it has a crappy conductivity and has zero use in electrical goods. It also reacts with Oxygen at high temperatures, forming an oxide layer on its surface which alters some of its properties. The two metals that rival Titanium's strength are Zirconium and Tungsten. Titanium derives its name directly from the Titans in Greek Mythology, because of how powerful and strong the Titans were.
I've got balls of Titanium.
Element #76 with the symbol Os, a.k.a. the bluest metal in the world. Although it might seem pretty, Osmium is far from being good jewelry or building material, unless you want things with unbelievably high costs. It's a relatively non-toxic substance, granted that you don't combine it with Oxygen. Its name comes from the Greek word "Osme", which means "smell", "scent", or "odor". This definition refers to the nasty volatile compound that occurs when you mix Oxygen with the latter. It's also an extremely heavy metal, weighing 5x more than Lead does.