What is Tungsten? - Definition, Properties & Uses


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Tungsten, comes from the Latin, wolfram and uses which letter as its chemical abbreviation?

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1. Tungsten is the primary component in which part of most light bulbs?

2. High temperature applications often employ tungsten due to which unique property?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This test will help you build on your existing knowledge of tungsten with several quiz questions. The questions deal with tungsten in the periodic table, some of its properties, and its practical uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you will be tested on your knowledge of the following information on tungsten:

  • Chemical abbreviation
  • Use in light bulbs and high temperature applications
  • Color
  • Atomic number

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related tungsten lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about tungsten and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding tungsten, such as some of its chemical properties
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of tungsten to answer questions about its practical uses

Additional Learning

To achieve a better understanding of this subject, you can read through the complementary lesson called What is Tungsten? - Definition, Properties & Uses. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Tungsten in the context of the periodic table
  • Properties of tungsten
  • Uses for tungsten, such as within incandescent light bulbs
  • Tungsten's role in tungsten carbide