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This might seem an immature question

  1. Nov 7, 2005 #1
    Which salt, composed of atoms from only two elements, has the highest melting point?

    (E.g., [tex] \text{BaF} _2 [/tex], [tex] \text{CaO} [/tex], and the such :blushing:)
     
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  3. Nov 7, 2005 #2
    My guess would be tungsten carbide with a melting point of 2870 °C. Harder than diamond!
     
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  6. Nov 10, 2005 #5
    Hmm, it seems webelements has lost it's touch :shy:
     
  7. Nov 16, 2005 #6

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    Hafnium Carbide ~ 3900C
    Tantalum Carbide ~ 3880 - 3915C
    Niobium Carbide ~ 3500 - 3600C
    Zirconium Carbide ~ 3500C
    Thorium Oxide ~ 3400C
    Zirconium Boride ~ 3250C
    Titanium Nitride ~ 3300C

    (those are ballpark numbers and they may not all be reliable)
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2005
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