Tungsten is a chemical element with the symbol "W." It has a atomic number of 74 and a total of 116 neutrons. It is in the d block of the periodic table.
The atomic number of an element tells us how many protons and electrons it contains in its nucleus. It also tells us how much atomic mass it has.
There are four stable isotopes of tungsten (isotopes have different atomic masses). These are: Deuterium, Helium-3, Ytterbium, and Tungsten.
A tungsten atom has 74 protons and 74 electrons in its outermost shell. This number of protons is unique to tungsten and no other element has it.
Electrons are found in 6 different layers around the tungsten atom's nucleus. These layers are called the tungsten atom's electron shells and they form the structure that allows it to have the conductive properties that it has.
Tungsten's electrons are very similar to those of helium, which makes it a member of the Period 6 group on the periodic table. It is a metal that forms positive tungsten ions with non-metals such as air and water.
Tungsten is a heavy, silvery-white metal that has a high melting point and high strength. It is also one of the five major refractory metals, which means that it has a high level of resistance to heat and wear. It is often used in mining equipment such as hammers and drill bits. It is also used in light bulbs.