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name Molybdenum
latin Molybdaenum
french Molybdéne
german Molybdän
symbol Mo
proton number 42
atomic weight 95.94
Pauling electronegativity 2.16
electronic configuration [Kr] 4d55s1
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melting point 2896 K, 2623°C, 4753°F
boiling point 4912 K, 4639°C, 8382°F
group 6
period 5
state (by 20°C) solid
oxidation states +2, +3, +4, +5, +6
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Discoverer

Year of discovery Discoverer
1778 Carl W. Scheele (1742-1786)

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