Palladium

The atom with 46 protons, 46 electrons, and 60 neutrons.

Discoveries

In 1803, William Hyde Wollaston (right) discovered palladium in South America, and figured out that it's made by a mixture of hydrolic and nitric acids neutralized by sodium hydroxide, and then precipitated by ammonium chloride.

Facts

Some facts about palladium are that it's atomic number is 46, it's element symbol is Pd, and it's atomic mass is 106.42. Also, it's electron configuration is 2, 8, 18, 18. Palladium is a silver-white metal and it is a solid. It's boiling point is 5365 degrees Fahrenheit. It's group on the periodic table is 20, and it's period is 5. Also, palladium is used to make jewelry, used in water filtration's, and used in treatment for prostate cancer.

Palladium Pictures

Sources

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