Scandium and Platinum

By: Mackenzie carreon

Scandium uses

Scandium is used for sporting equipment like baseball bats and bicycle frames.

Sometimes scandium is used in the aerospace industry though not commonly. Scandium is also used in specialized lamps because when it mixes with other elements it produces a light very similar to sunlight.

What would happen if scandium disappeared?

If scandium were to be gone then the things with aluminum wouldn't be as stable. Since scandium strengthens aluminum it wouldn't be so strong.

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Platinum

Platinum uses

Platinum is used in vehicle motors. It's also used in jewelry like necklaces and rings . You can also use platinum in medical and dental uses like pacers and stuff.

What would happen if Platinum disappeared?

If scandium were to be gone then it would be hard to help doctors treat people with cancer or tumors since it helps with the devices and electronics.

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