The chemical element of atomic number 52, a brittle, shiny silvery-white semimetal resembling selenium and occurring mainly in small amounts in metallic sulfide ores. It is a semiconductor and is used in some electrical devices and in specialized alloys. (Symbol: Te)
- Elements such as lead, tellurium, beryllium, chromium, phosphorus, and manganese have little or no effect on the corrosion resistance of coppers and binary copper-zinc alloys.
- At higher temperatures, the metal does combine with many acids, the halogens, sulfur, selenium, and tellurium.
- Lead, selenium, tellurium and sulfur are added to copper alloys to improve machinability.
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