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Atomic symbol - Mo
Atomic weight - 95.94
Atomic number - 42
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-13-1
Oxidation states - +6
State of matter - solid
Heavy metal-ductile
Discovered in 1782 by Peter Jacob Hjelm
Boils at 5560 .C, melts at 2610 .C

Molybdenum is a silvery-gray that is not found free in nature. Its properties
resemble that of tungsten. The major use of this element is in strengthening
and protecting against corrosion as an alloy.

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