Usually found in mineral ores, cobalt is somewhat abundant in Earth’s crust. With, a bluish-white, brittle, hard texture it’s easy to spot. Most produced cobalt is used in combination with other metals to give them certain qualities. Commonly combined with chromium and molybdenum for prosthetic parts, cobalt can be essential in many different industries.
Uses of Cobalt
Cobalt has a high heat resistance making it useful for parts that are frequently exposed to high concentrations of heat. It also has a high melting point that allows it to last a long time while being prone to face harsh temperatures. Because of its magnetic properties, cobalt is used in electronic devices like smartphones, and recording devices.
Other properties of cobalt include: