Rhodium (Rh)

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Rhodium is a silvery white metal, similar to platinum.


Rhodium
Rhodium



Rhodium was discovered by William Hyde Wollaston in South America, between 1803 and 1804, and at first it was presumed that it was a crude form of platinum.Rhodium is classified as a metal, and it differs from platinum in several ways; it is more durable, has a higher melting point, and is less common. Rhodium is found throughout North and South America. It costs about $2080 for 1 oz.It is used in some jewelery due to its durability, but is very expensive, so it isn't very common.


Facts About Rhodium

Symbol

Atomic Number

Atomic Mass

Rh
45
103

# of Protons

# of Neutrons

# of Electrons

45
58
45

Melting point

Boiling Point

Normal Phase

1966o C
3727 o C
Solid
Information by Caleb Schultz