What is Tungsten trioxide

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Submitted by News on Mon, 12/10/2018 - 02:51

Known as tungsten trioxide or tungstic anhydride, Tungsten trioxide (WO3) is a chemical compound containing oxygen and the transition metal tungsten. It is frequently used in industry to manufacture tungstates for x-ray screen phosphors, fireproofing fabrics and in gas sensors. Due to its rich yellow color, WO3 is also used as a pigment in ceramics and paints. 
Other names: Tungstic anhydride; Tungsten(VI) oxide; Tungstic oxide
CAS: 314-35-8
Molecular formula: WO3
Molecular Weight: 231.84 g/mol

Tungsten trioxide is a chemical compound containing oxygen and the transition metal tungsten. It is obtained as an intermediate in the recovery of tungsten from its minerals.Tungsten trioxide is used for many purposes in everyday life. It is frequently used in industry to manufacture tungstates for x-ray screen phosphors and also for fireproofing fabrics. Due to its rich yellow color, WO3 is also used as a pigment in ceramics and paints. It is obtained as an intermediate in the recovery of tungsten from its minerals. Tungsten trioxide is used for many purposes in everyday life.