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Platinum

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How Platinum was Discovered

Platinum was discovred on accident by Antonio De Uolla in South America around 1730. Gold and silver mining was very common at this time. While hoping for gold, they discovered silver little nuggets. Displeased with its appearance, they were known for throwing it back into the river not knowing how valuable it is.

Platinum Missle

Platinum was often described by the Spanish in the 1700s that I would not melt by their methods. This is because of its extremely high melting temperature which makes it perfect for making machines that have to operate at extremely high temperatures just like missile head caps.
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Platinum In Nature

Platinum in nature is a soft malleable metal, that in gold bearing sand deposits. Its occurring naturally in Cananda right now as the bi-product of Sliver mining. Well formed crystals of Platinum are extremely rare and therefore they mostly exist as small nuggets. Pure platinum is also very rare because it often alloys with Iron and other metals. Therefore humans often have to purify it.

Platinum as a Catalyst

Like many other of the precious metals, they are great catalysts with Carbon and Hydrogen based compounds
Platinum Catalysis
6 Things You Didn't Know About Platinum

Platinum Jewlery

Due to its shiny silver appearance, It is used in several types of jewelry and decorative Items. It is also the most expensive element is the world.
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References

Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations. (2010, June 8). Platinum Catalysis [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSdBB1vBDKY

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[LGM-30 Minuteman III]. (2014, May 12). Retrieved from http://fas.org/nuke/guide/usa/icbm/lgm-30_3.htm

Platinum [Photograph]. (2012, July 15). Retrieved from http://sterlingcanyon.wordpress.com

Platinum. (2014). Retrieved from http://nature.berkeley.edu/classes/eps2/wisc/pt.html

TheVendor101. (2013, July 11). 6 things You didnt know about Platinum [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFqsJprJFVc

Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility - Office of Science Education. (n.d.). The Element Platinum (S. Gagnon, Ed.). Retrieved from Jefferson Lab website: http://education.jlab.org/itselemental/ele078.html