Tantalum: Capacitors, Jewelry & Other Uses


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What type of metal is tantalum?

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1. Which reason fits with why tantalum capacitors are superior to aluminum capacitors?

2. Which statement about tantalum is TRUE?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When purchasing a tantalum ring, how can you determine if it's actually made of tantalum? This quiz and worksheet is a fast way to assess your ability to answer this question and others about common uses of tantalum.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • The metal classification of tantalum
  • The superiority of tantalum capacitors to aluminum capacitors
  • Characteristics of tantalum
  • Why it's good to use tantalum in metallic alloys

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about common uses of tantalum
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the superiority of tantalum capacitors
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a reason to use tantalum in metallic alloys and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Further your understanding of this topic with the lesson titled Tantalum: Capacitors, Jewelry & Other Uses. Here are a few examples of what you'll find in this lesson:

  • Medical uses for tantalum
  • What makes tantalum superior to other metals in jewelry making
  • The color of tantalum