Platinum

By Austin Abner

Description

Solid

Silvery white metal

malleable and ductile

Does not oxidize in air

Symbol-Pt

Atomic Number-78

Atomic Weight-195.084

Group-10

Period-6

Color-Greyish white

Classification-Metallic

Interesting Facts

  • It is in glass systems
  • Hydrogen and oxygen gas mixtures explode near platinum wire
  • It dissolves in aqua regia, forming chloroplatinic acid, an important compound