"Iridium, so special it fell from the heavens"

About Iridium

Iridium is a metal at room temperature.

It has 77 protons and 77 electrons! It also has 115 neutrons.

Its atomic mass is about 192 atomic mass units.

Its melting point is 2466 degrees celsius. Its boiling point is 4428 degrees celsius.

Its father was a british scientist named Smithson Tennant. Iridium belongs to the platinum family. Its name comes from the greek goddess Isis.

Iridium has uses in industry and medical. $540 per ounce.

Chris Whitehead