Facts about Rhodium
Facts about Rhodium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Rhodium
The Element Rhodium is defined as...
A hard, durable, silvery-white metallic element that is used to form high-temperature alloys with platinum and is plated on other metals to produce a durable corrosion-resistant coating.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Rhodium
What are the origins of the word Rhodium ?
The name originates from the Greek word rhodon meaning rose.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Rhodium
Rhodium 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 Rhodium
Rhodium was discovered by William Hyde Wollaston in England in 1803.
Occurrence of the element Rhodium in the Atmosphere
Obtained as a by-product of nickel production
Common Uses of Rhodium
Alloying agent for hardening platinum and palladium
Coatings / plating
Electrodes for aircraft spark plugs
Oil of rhodium
The Properties of the Element Rhodium
Name of Element : Rhodium
Symbol of Element : Rh
Atomic Number of Rhodium : 45
Atomic Mass: 102.9055 amu
Melting Point: 1966.0 °C - 2239.15 °K
Boiling Point: 3727.0 °C - 4000.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Rhodium : 45
Number of Neutrons in Rhodium : 58
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 12.41 g/cm3
Color of Rhodium : silvery-white
The element Rhodium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Rhodium 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 Rhodium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Rhodium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Rhodium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Rhodium - 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 Rhodium 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. Rhodium was discovered by William Hyde Wollaston in England in 1803. 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 Rhodium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Rhodium
Information Facts about the Rhodium Element