Zirconium is the chemical element with atomic number 40 and its symbol is Zr.
It is a hard, white-gray transition metal whose appearance resembles that of titanium. It is mostly made from zircon and is very resistant to corrosion.
Zirconium is lighter than steel and has a hardness comparable to that of copper. It conducts heat and electricity well, has a high melting temperature (about 1800 ° C), its properties depend a lot on impurities that can make it brittle and difficult to work with.
The minerals of zirconium, namely zircon and zirconite were known in antiquity and are mentioned in biblical scriptures.
The main use of zirconium is in the form of zircon for refractory materials, foundry sands and ceramic opacification. Zircon is also marketed as a precious stone, used in jewelry.
- More than 90% of all metallic zirconium produced is used by nuclear power plants around the world. Modern commercial nuclear reactors can use up to 150km of zirconium alloy piping.
- Widely used in industrial chemistry for piping in corrosive environments.
- Zirconium is pyrophoric (flammable) and has been used in military incendiary devices.
- Zirconium carbonate is used in lotions against poison ivy (it is a sequestering agent of the toxic principle of poison).
- Zirconium oxide is used in dentistry as a material for the construction of fixed prostheses.
- the oxide is used in the anti-reflective coatings of objective lenses.
- Human tissues easily tolerate this metal, which therefore is suitable for artificial implantable joints and prostheses, as well as in the fabrication of structures for dental prostheses.
We had anticipated it, we liked the maxi giveaways and we got to the last one. For the four maxi giveaways we have foreseen a descending max supply. In the first two everyone received an NFT, in the third (in the assignment phase) and in this, unfortunately someone will be left without.
For all the maxi giveaways 90% of the entire supply was reserved, making the 4 elements almost entirely in your hands.
There will be 89 lucky ones who will receive a zirconium with perhaps a higher value than the diamond.
You got it right, the item has a max supply of 99 NFT and 89 will be assigned with an extraction among all those who comment on this article with their WAX address by March 20 at 16:00 CEST (one user-one comment ).
As in every maxi giveaway, in addition to the max supply, the participation time has been decreased.
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The Periodic Table NFT project
The Periodic Table NFT project aims to raise awareness of chemical elements in a modern key, basing the approach on blockchain and Non Fungible Token.
Day after day it will be possible to know the single elements that make up the table, to collect curiosities about each of them and about the table in general.
We are working to be able to learn, in a playful way, also what happens by combining the various elements.
The whole project is based on the collection of NFTs that can be bought on the site https://wax.atomichub.io/market?collection_name=periodicelem&order=desc&sort=created&symbol=WAX or by participating in simple giveaways published on publish0x.
- The first 30 elements
- #31 Gallium (max supply 200)
- #32 Germanium (max supply 149)
- #33 Arsenic (max supply 200)
- #34 Selenium (max supply 99)
- #35 Bromine (max supply 200)
- #36 Krypton (max supply 200)
- #37 Rubidium (max supply 249)
- #38 Strontium (max supply 200)
- #39 Yttrium (max supply 149)
- #40 Zirconium (max supply 99)
- H2O - Water (max supply 37)
- NaCl - Salt (max supply 64)
- CaC2 - Calcium carbide (max supply 46)
- KMnO4 - Potassium permanganate (max supply 57)
- HCN - Hydrogen cyanide (max supply 59)
- CH2N2 - Diazomethane (max supply 46)
Link to save
- Market on atomichub for the purchase of NFTs
- Blog on publish0x to be updated
- Telegram channel
- Discord: in the "all-projects" channel