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1 Co Cobalt

2 Element Atomic Number- 27 Atomic Mass-58.933195 26 isotopes
Group: Metals

3 History of Cobalt Discovered by George Brandt in He was a Swedish chemist who was trying to prove that the ability of certain minerals to color gas blue was due to the element of Cobalt and not to the element called bismuth, which is what many people thought then. Word origin: German kobald: evil spirits or goblin or Greek cobalos: mine It got its chemical symbol by taking the first two letters of Cobalt

4 Compounds Cobalt carbonyl-C8Co2O8 O-amyl phenol-HCo(CO)4
Cobalt metal dust-Co Lead Nitrate-Pb(NO2)2

5 Physical properties of Cobalt
The melting point of cobalt is 1,495 degrees Celsius The boiling point is 2,927 degrees Celsius. The number of protons is 27, the number of electrons is 27, and the number of neutrons is 32. The density of Cobalt is 8.9g/cc

6 Common uses of Cobalt Cobalt is used in making jet engines and gas turbine parts because Cobalt is extremely resistant to corrosion and damage even at really high temperatures When Cobalt is combined with Chromium and tungsten it is used in making high speed cutting tools Cobalt is also used in making strong, permanent magnets

7 Where its found in nature:
Cobalt is only found in nature when it is in the chemically combined form. Cobalt is found in the minerals cobaltite, erythrite, and smaltite. It is commonly associated with ores of iron, nickel, silver, lead, and copper. Cobalt is also found in meteorites.

8 Commonly found: Cobalt is found in rocks, soil, water and even in animals. Currently cobalt is not mined in the U.S. and is imported and recycled from metal. It is naturally made. Cobalt is found in the Earth’s core, but there is a very small abundance.

9 State of Matter Cobalt is a solid. It is a metal that is found in the 9th group and the 4th period.

10 Chemical properties of Cobalt
Cobalt is very, very flammable. It aggressively reacts with plain air. If exposed, it will catch fire easily. Bromine and Cobalt react through direct touch and form dibromide cobalt(II) bromide- CoBr2 Cobalt doesn’t really react with nitrogen, water, and dissolves slowly in dilute sulphuric acid.

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