Palladium

By: Dylan Hickox

A Little About Palladium

Palladium is a chemical element with symbol Pd and atomic number 46. It is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston.
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Chemical and Physical Properties

Chemical Property

Alladium has been called "the least noble" of the noble metals because it is the most reactive of the platinum group. It combines poorly with oxygen under normal conditions but will catch fire if ground into powder.

Physical Property

Palladium is a soft, silver-white metal. It is both malleable and ductile. he malleability of palladium is similar to that of gold. It can be hammered into sheets no more than about a millionth of a centimeter thick.

Website Sources

"Chemistry Explained." Palladium, Chemical Element. Chemistery Explained, 1 Jan. 2014. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.chemistryexplained.com/elements/L-P/Palladium.html>.


"What Is Palladium?" Luxury Palladium. Luxury Palladium, 1 Jan. 2014. Web. 17 Dec. 2014. <http://www.luxurypalladium.com/What-Is-Palladium>.