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Molybdenum

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  1. is a Group 6 chemical element with the symbol Mo and atomic number 42

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  2. has the sixth-highest melting point of any element, and for this reason it is often used in high-strength steel alloys

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  3. pronounced /məˈlɪbdənəm/, from the Greek word for the metal "lead"

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  4. found in trace amounts in plants and animals, although excess molybdenum can be toxic in some animals

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  5. discovered in 1778 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele and first isolated in 1781 by Peter Jacob Hjelm

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