Carl Wilhelm Scheele
Molybdenum (chemical symbol - Mo, from Lat. Molybdaenum) is a chemical element of the 6th group (according to the outdated classification - the sixth group of the secondary subgroup, VIB), the fifth period of the periodic system of chemical elements of D. I. Mendeleev, with atomic number 42.
The simple substance molybdenum is a soft plastic shiny transition metal of silver-white color.
The main application is found in metallurgy.