Atomic Number: 73

Protons: 73

Electrons: 73

Neutrons: 108

Average Atomic Mass: 180.9

Isotopes: Ta180, Ta181

Discovery: Tantalum was discovered in 1802 in Sweden.

Name: From the Greek word Tantalos meaning father of Niobe.
Uses: Used in capacitors in mobile (cell) phones. The capacitors are used to store up charges. Tantalum can be used to make really small and effective capacitors.

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