This might seem an immature question

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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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My guess would be tungsten carbide with a melting point of 2870 °C. Harder than diamond!
 
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Hmm, it seems webelements has lost it's touch :shy:
 
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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)
 
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