What is melting point of tungsten?

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asked Oct 29, 2020 in Engineering by list8ause (410 points)
What is melting point of tungsten?

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answered Oct 29, 2020 by JDepinto (1,040 points)
The melting point of Tungsten is 6,192 F degrees.

The high melting point of Tungsten makes it an ideal metal to use in making heating elements for stoves, water heaters, electric space heaters etc.

If other metals were used in heating elements they would melt quickly like copper or aluminum would melt if it were shorted out and heated up to the temperature that Tungsten is.

That is how an electric heating element works.

It's basically a wire that shorts out in a controlled short and then heats up but does not melt because the temperature does not get high enough for it to happen.

Tungsten is a steel but stronger than regular steel is.

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