Palladium

46
Pd
106.42

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Palladium is used in Mountain Bikes.

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
Pd Palladium 46 106.42 10

Description

Standard State: Solid at 298 K
Color: Silvery white metallic

Discovered in 1803 by Wollaston and is found with platinum and other metals of the platinum group in placer deposits of the U.S.S.R., South and North America, Ethiopia, and Australia. Its separation from the platinum metals depends upon the type of ore in which it is found.  It is the least dense and has the lowest melting point of the platinum group of metals.