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Platinum (Pt) Elements Specifications

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Platinum (Pt) is a chemical element with atomic number 78. Like gold Platinum is malleable, ductile, and dense transition metal. Platinum is highly unreactive, and one of the rarest elements on earth. Color is silverfish white. Platinum is placed in the group 10 of the periodic table. Platinum has six isotopes. Because Platinum is very scarce, Platinum is a valuable, precious metal. Being one of the least reactive metals, platinum strongly resists to corrosion despite the high temperatures. Platinum is considered a noble metal. Platinum barely reacts with oxygen at high temperatures. Platinum readily reacts with fluorine at 500 Celsius. Platinum is insoluble in hydrochloric and nitric acid; however Platinum dissolves in hot nitric acid hydrochloride. The most common oxidation states of Pt are +2 and +4. As a soft acid, Platinum has a great affinity for sulfur. Platinum is extremely rare, therefore Platinum is an expensive metal. Platinum is hard to wear out and tarnish, so many prefer it as a jewelry.


Platinum is used in Jewelry

Platinum is used in Catalytic converts for vehicles( trucks, buses , cars)

Platinum is used as a Catalyst for the production of silicone, benzene, nitric acid

Platinum is used as a Catalyst to enhance fuel cells

Platinum is used in Computer hard disks, thermocouples

Platinum is used in Optical fibers and LCDs, spark plugs, turbine blades, pacemakers and dental fillings

Platinum is used in Compounds with platinum for chemotherapy drugs

Platinum is used in Lasers and photographic materials

Platinum is used in Dentistry

Platinum is used in Electrical contacts and electrodes

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