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Suspicious activity after being found in multiple meteors. Suspected to be hosting an illegal platinum jewelry trade with outer space beings. Also found guilty of multiple charges against hydrogen and oxygen mixtures, after exploding them when in contact with platinum wire.

To identify Platinum, look for the following characteristics

  • Has 78 protons
  • Has 78 electrons
  • Has around 117 neutrons
  • Has 6 shells of electrons
  • Solid at room temperature
  • Melts at 1775*C
  • Boils at 3827*C
  • Weighs in at 195.08 amu
  • Silver white color
  • Ductile
  • Malleable
  • Can conduct heat and electricity
  • Not magnetic
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Metallic

Sketch Artist Rendering of a Bohr Diagram for Platinum:

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The picture (above) shows platinum being formed into fine jewelry.

last seen in

  • Group 10 of the periodic table
  • Period 6 of the periodic table
  • Meteors
  • Jewelry
  • Catalytic converters in cars, buses, and trucks
  • Oil refineries
  • Fiber optic cables
  • Hard disk drives
  • Chemotherapy treatment for cancer
  • Spark plugs
  • Pacemakers
  • Dental fillings

Known Allies

Platinum is often found interacting with Halogens. Complex reactions can occur such as when Platinum reacts with Florine Gases, forming Platinum Fluoride.

Pt(s) + 3F2(g) ---> PtF6(s)

First Arrest

Not much is known of Platinum's origin. Platinum was believed to be known of by the natives of the land long before, but in 1557, Platinum was first reported by Julius C. Scaligar, an Italian scholar and physician. Describing it as a strange metal found in mines between Panama and Mexico, Julius saw natives melting the metal into fine jewelry.

$970 per ounce


Platinum is highly resistant to corrosion, and should not be provoked. Does not oxidize in air, and is only corroded by high levels of halogens. Proceed with caution. Platinum is a fine hider, being a precious rare metal, and can be difficult to find.

Sources Cited

Johanson, Paula. Platinum. New York; Ronsen, 2009. Print

"Platinum: The Essentials." Platinum: The Essentials [WebElements Periodic Table]. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2015

"Platinum and Its Use." :: Total Materia Article. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.