By Abby Romig
Chemical & Physical Properties
Mass Number: 195
Platinum is a transition metal and is a member of group 10 of the periodic table of elements.
History & Discovery
Applications & Uses
Isotypes & Compounds
Platinum is often combined with Iridium, Ruthenium, and Cobalt to make jewelry.
2. The world's famous diamonds, including the Hope, Jonker I, and Koh-I-Noor, are secured by Platinum.
3. Platinum is the rarest and heaviest of the precious metals. All of the Platinum ever mined would fit in the average size living room.
4. When World War II began, the U.S. government declared Platinum a strategic metal and its use in non-military applications, including jewelry, was disallowed.
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