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Atomic Number: 78
Atomic Mass:195
Number of Protons: 78
Number of Neutrons: 117
Number of Electrons: 78
Melting Point: 1,774°C
Boiling Point: 3,827°C
Classification: Metal
Normal Phase: Solid
Origin of Name: Spanish (Platina)
Cost: 1 gram platinum for $60.41

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DIscovered by Antonio de Uloa and Don Jorge Juan y Santacilia.
Belongs to the transition metal family.
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Interesting Facts
1) Considered as one of the most precious metals.
2) Platinum is the rarest of the precious metals.
3) Platinum is the heaviest of the precious metals.
4) All platinum ever mined will fit in an anverage size living room.
5) Platinum is used in medical treatments to help cause cancer.
6) Platinum weighs twice as much as one karot of gold.

By: Katie Newton