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Information on tungsten: sources, properties and uses

Laboratory Applications

In laboratories, tungsten is used in several applications, for example:

  • High purity sodium tungstate as a reagent in biochemical analysis.
  • Sodium metatungstate for the preparation of heavy liquids to be used for the separation of minerals by density in mineralogy or for density gradient centrifugation in biochemical analysis.
  • High purity tungsten granules as an accelerator in the determination of carbon and sulphur in metals by combustion in an induction furnace.
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