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Tungsten has the highest tensile strength of any natural metal, but it's brittle and tends to shatter on impact. Titanium has a tensile strength of 63,000 PSI. Its tensile-strength-to-density ratio is higher than any natural metal, even tungsten, but it scores lower on the Mohs scale of hardness. It is also extraordinarily resistant to corrosion. Chromium, on the Mohs scale for hardness, is the hardest metal around. It scores 9.0, but it's extremely brittle. So unless it's combined with other metals, it isn't very useful if you need yield and tensile strength.

Rhodium

Reflective, non-corrosive

Platinum

Malleable, non-corrosive

Gold

Durable, malleable

Ruthenium

Durable, hard

Iridium

High melting point, dense, non-corrosive

Osmium

Bluish-silver, dense, brittle

Palladium

Malleable, stable when heated

Rhenium

Extremely dense

Silver

Conductive, reflective

Indium

Reflective, malleable

The extreme strength of the two materials is due to their reaction to compression. Most materials undergo a structural transformation under pressure that makes them stronger. Lonsdaleite and wurtzite boron nitride have subtle differences in the directional arrangements of their structural bonds, making them stronger than diamonds under pressure.

hysical Properties Metric English Tensile Strength, Ultimate 420 MPa 60900 psi Tensile Strength, Yield 350 MPa 50800 psi Elongation at Break 15 % 15 % Modulus of Elasticity 200 GPa 29000 ksi

In terms of tensile strength, tungsten is the strongest out of any natural metal (142,000 psi

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