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ALL MOLECULAR GRAPHICS: metals: tungsten: W: atomic arrangement (crystal structure)

tungsten atoms arranged in a body centred cubic pattern

(above) tungsten atoms arranged in a body centred cubic pattern

Tungsten (or Wolfram): this graphic shows metal atoms arranged in a body centred cubic arrangement. Tungsten is very hard and has an extremely high melting point (carbon is higher). It can be alloyed with iron to form a steel and combined with carbon to make tungsten carbide.

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