Indium

49
In
114.82

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Indium is used in transistors.

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
In Indium 49 114.82 13

Description

Standard State: solid at 298 K
Color: silvery lustrous gray

Reich and Richter discovered Indium. Indium is most frequently associated with zinc minerals and it is form these that most commercial indium is now obtained.  It is probably as abundant as silver.   Indium is very soft, silvery white metal with a brilliant luster, and the metal gives a high-pitched "cry" when it is bent.  Care should be taken handling Indium until more information is available.