About the element

Molybdenum is a silvery-white metal that is ductile and highly resistant to corrosion. It has one of the highest melting points of all pure elements — only the elements tantalum and tungsten have higher melting points. Molybdenum is also a micronutrient essential for life.

Elements-Mo

Key facts

Most of the targeted by-products elements are Critical Raw Materials (CRMs). CRMs combine raw materials of high importance to the EU economy and of high risk associated with their supply.

  • Symbol: Mo
  • Atomic number: 42
  • Atomic mass: 95.95 u
  • Melting point: 2,623 °C