Wanted: Platinum

A metal that shines forever

Why is it important to find?

  1. King Louis XV declared it the only metal fit for a king.
  2. Platinum coins from 1828 are very important to coin collectors.
  3. It can easily be mistaken for silver.
  4. The metal is very scarce so it needs to be found quickly.

What it is used for now?

  1. Can be used to fix broken teeth.
  2. Used for brain surgery when clipping aneurysms to prevent them from bleeding.
  3. Most commercial photographic film and paper is made using silver salts.
  4. There is platinum in fiber-optic cables, hard disk coatings, liquid crystal displays, and cathode ray tubes for computers

First arrest information:

  1. Antonio de Ulloa discovered it
  2. Found in 1735
  3. Seen in South America between Mexico and Panama

Last seen:

  1. Where on earth is it: Found in earth's crust
  2. Group # in periodic table: 10
  3. Family name: Precious metal

Known associates:

  1. ruthenium
  2. iridium
  3. osmium
  4. palladium
  5. rhodium
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A platinum ring in daily use.

WARNING ELEMENT IS GENERALLY STABLE

Bibliography

Book: Understanding the elements of the periodic table: Platinum

(978-1-404-217-836)

Website: Chemicalelements.com

Website: chemicool.com

Where I found my pictures:

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/cartier-engagement-rings/

http://www.knowla.org/entry/913/

http://filippovittori.com

http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/pt.html

http://skywalker.cochise.edu/wellerr/students/platinum-tungsten/project.htm