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Uses of Molybdenum
– Used in alloys with other metals like stainless steel
– Makes metal stronger, especially in high temperatures
– Reduces likelihood of rust in metal
– Good for high-speed tools like drills and saw blades
– Used in aircraft, missile parts, and nuclear reactors

History of Molybdenum
– Discovered in 1778 by Swedish scientist Carl Wilhelm Scheele
– Separated into a dark powder called molybdenum by Peter Jacob Hjelm in 1782
– First mined in 1916 at Climax, near Leadville, Colorado

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