What chemical element name means "Wolf foam"?
Apparently, I mean Wolfram, because in German "Wolf" is a wolf, and "Rahm" is cream, whipped cream. To be convinced of this, let's ask someone who knows all languages вЂ ‹вЂ‹ - Google - a translator. We make a request and get:
The origin of this name is quite interesting. This metal was first obtained from a mineral
consisting of three-quarters of tungsten oxides, and the remaining quarter are oxides of iron and manganese, approximately equally.
In nature, this mineral is usually found together with tin ores, and tin is one of the first metals that man learned to smelt in hoary antiquity. But if the tin ore contains a lot of wolframite, then this makes smelting difficult, a significant part of the tin goes into the slag during smelting, which looks like foam.
- so the ancient metallurgists said.
By the way, the Latin name "Wolframium" adopted in Russia is not used in all countries, for example, in America, Great Britain and France, the name "tungsten" is used. This word comes from the Swedish language and is translated as "Heavy stone".
First of all, it should be noted that the name of the chemical element in question comes from the name of the mineral. But the mineral in translation means "wolf foam". The one that exactly the mineral got its name that way. And that's metal TUNGRE.
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