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Chemistry

What is the most durable substance?

Answer

Wiki User
02/12/2009

diamonds are the strongest natural mineral, because of its molecular structure, it is the hardest substance known to man but it is not the most durable because if u hit it with a hammer it will shatter where on the other hand tungsten (wulfsten) will never shatter while being hit with a modern steel hammer but it will always be damaged by a diamond. diamonds can not be melted nor can they be altered molecularly (alloys, mixture) but tungsten can be melted and altered. through alteration tungsten alloy are the most durable substances/............ *tungsten boride*