Facts about Rhenium

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Facts about the Definition of the Element Rhenium
The Element Rhenium is defined as...
A rare, dense, silvery-white metallic element with a very high melting point used for electrical contacts and with tungsten for high-temperature thermocouples.
 

Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Rhenium
What are the origins of the word Rhenium ?
The name Rhenium originates from the Latin word Rhenus meaning "Rhine" - the element was discovered in the Rhine region of Germany.


 

Facts about the Classification of the Element Rhenium
Rhenium 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 Rhenium
Rhenium was discovered by Walter Noddack, Ida Tacke, and Otto Berg in Germany in 1925.
 

Occurrence of the element Rhenium in the Atmosphere
Obtained from columbite, gadolinite and molybdenite
This element is widely spread through the earth's crust at approximately 0.001 ppm.
 

Common Uses of Rhenium
Making lead-free, high-octane gasoline
Filaments for mass spectrographs
 

The Properties of the Element Rhenium

Name of Element : Rhenium
Symbol of Element : Re
Atomic Number of Rhenium : 75
Atomic Mass: 186.207 amu
Melting Point: 3180.0 C - 3453.15 K
Boiling Point: 5627.0 C - 5900.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Rhenium : 75
Number of Neutrons in Rhenium : 111
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 21.02 g/cm3
Color of Rhenium : silvery-white


The element Rhenium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Rhenium 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 Rhenium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Rhenium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Rhenium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
 

Facts and Info about the element Rhenium - 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 Rhenium 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. Rhenium was discovered by Walter Noddack, Ida Tacke, and Otto Berg in Germany in 1925. 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 Rhenium is just one element that can be found.
 

Facts and Info about the Element Rhenium
 

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