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- Molybdenum does not occur naturally as a free metal on Earth, but rather in various oxidation states in minerals.
- The free element, which is a silvery metal with a grey cast, has the sixth-highest melting point of any element.
- It readily forms hard, stable carbides in alloys, and for this reason most of world production of the element (about 80%) is in making many types of steel alloys, including high strength alloys and superalloys.
APPLICATIONS IN METALLURGY
- About 86% of molybdenum produced is used in metallurgical applications such as alloys, with the rest of molybdenum used as compounds in chemical applications.
- Estimated fractional global industrial use of molybdenum is structural steel 35%, stainless steel 25%, chemicals 14%, tool & high-speed steels 9%, cast iron 6%, molybdenum elemental metal 6%, and superalloys, 5%.
- The ability of molybdenum to withstand extreme temperatures without significantly expanding or softening makes it useful in applications that involve intense heat, including the manufacture of armor, aircraft parts, electrical contacts, industrial motors and filaments.
- Most high-strength steel alloys (example 41xx steels) contain 0.25% to 8% molybdenum.