Facts about Osmium
Facts about Osmium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Osmium
The Element Osmium is defined as...
A bluish-white, hard metallic element, found in small amounts in osmiridium, nickel, and platinum ores. It is used as a platinum hardener and in making pen points, phonograph needles, and instrument pivots.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Osmium
What are the origins of the word Osmium ?
The name originates from the Greek word 'osme' meaning odor.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Osmium
Osmium is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as a Transition Metals is ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Osmium
Osmium was discovered by Smithson Tenant in 1803 London, England
Occurrence of the element Osmium in the Atmosphere
Obtained from ores that contain platinum
Heaviest known element
Found in North and South America and Canada
Common Uses of Osmium
Alloyed with other metals
Fountain pen points
Osmium tetroxide - tetraoxide
The Properties of the Element Osmium
Name of Element : Osmium
Symbol of Element : Os
Atomic Number of Osmium : 76
Atomic Mass: 190.23 amu
Melting Point: 3045.0 °C - 3318.15 °K
Boiling Point: 5027.0 °C - 5300.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Osmium : 76
Number of Neutrons in Osmium : 114
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 22.4 g/cm3
Color of Osmium : bluish-white
The element Osmium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Osmium 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 Osmium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Osmium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Osmium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Osmium - 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 Osmium 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. Osmium was discovered by Smithson Tenant in 1803 London, England. 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 Osmium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Osmium
Information Facts about the Osmium Element