What metal can resist higher temperatures than that of tungsten, and why?
The lowest melting point among all elements of the periodic table is that of tungsten at 3,422 (boiling points 5,930). Because of its high bond energy, tungsten melts at a much higher temperature than any other metal element.
Tungsten (elem. 74) is a VIB element of the sixth Period of The Periodic Table.
Other elements can, however, be exposed to higher temperatures. The solid phase of carbon will then go into the gas stage.
Not only are there no known metals that do not melt at 10,000 degrees but so far even alloys have melting points of 4205 and 4215 respectively. It is composed of hafnium carbide and tantalum carbide (melting point close to 4000), which has a higher melting temperature than tungsten.
Keep in mind that the material’s melt point is affected by its pressure. However, if the pressure and temperature go above critical levels the material loses its melting ability.
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