Facts about Indium
Facts about Indium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Indium
The Element Indium is defined as...
A soft, malleable, silvery-white metallic element found primarily in ores of zinc and tin, used as a plating over silver in making mirrors, in plating aircraft bearings, and in compounds for making transistors.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Indium
What are the origins of the word Indium ?
The name originates from the color Indigo in its atomic spectrum.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Indium
Indium is classified in the 'Other Metals' section which can be located in groups 13, 14, and 15 of the Periodic Table. All of these elements are solid, have a relatively high density and are opaque.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Indium
Indium was discovered by Ferdinand Reich and Theodor Richter in Germany in 1863. Richter isolated the metal in 1867.
Occurrence of the element Indium in the Atmosphere
From residues generated during zinc ore processing / refining. Found in iron, lead, and copper ores. Canada is the leading producer
Common Uses of Indium
Coating of high-speed bearings
Indium-tin-oxide thin films for liquid crystal displays (LCD)
The Properties of the Element Indium
Name of Element : Indium
Symbol of Element : In
Atomic Number of Indium : 49
Atomic Mass: 114.818 amu
Melting Point: 156.61 °C - 429.76 °K
Boiling Point: 2000.0 °C - 2273.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Indium : 49
Number of Neutrons in Indium : 66
Crystal Structure: Tetragonal
Density @ 293 K: 7.31 g/cm3
Color of Indium : silvery-white
The element Indium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Indium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Indium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Indium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Indium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Indium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Indium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Indium was discovered by Ferdinand Reich and Theodor Richter in Germany in 1863. Richter isolated the metal in 1867. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Indium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Indium
Information Facts about the Indium Element