|Origin of Name
||From the Greek word molubnus, meaning lead
|Date and Place of Discovery
||In 1778 in Uppsala, Sweden
- It is not found free in nature.
- Before the 18th century its compounds were often confused with carbon or lead.
- It wasn't used outside the laboratory until late in the 19th century when a French company
(Schneider and Co.) began to use it as an alloying agent in steel armor plates.
- Stainless steels
- Water distribution systems
- Food handling equipment
- Chemical processing equipment
- Automotive parts
- Gas transmission pipes
- Cast irons
- Furnace parts
- Gas turbine parts
- Paint pigments
- Corrosion inhibitors
- Smoke and flame retardants
- Dry lubricants for space vehicles
- Filament supports in light bulbs