by Roza, Greg.
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Pure zirconium (Zr) is a lustrous, grayish-white metal. It is highly malleable and ductile, and generally resists corrosion. Middle school readers learn about the discovery of zirconium, its place on the periodic table, atoms and subatomic particles, how zirconium is extracted and refined, how it is used in nuclear reactors The book explains the various zirconium compounds and alloys and their applications in ceramics, medical products, superconductors, and electronics, among others.
ContentsThe history of zirconium and the periodic table
A closer look
Zirconium compounds and alloys
Zirconium in our world.
|Series||Understanding the elements of the periodic table.|
-- Juvenile literature.
Periodic law -- Tables -- Juvenile literature.
Chemical elements -- Juvenile literature.
Periodic law -- Tables.
|Publisher|| New York :Rosen Central,2009
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 44-46) and index.
|ISBN||9781435850705 (library binding)
143585070X (library binding)