Facts about Palladium
Facts about Palladium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Palladium
The Element Palladium is defined as...
A soft, ductile, steel-white, tarnish-resistant, metallic element occurring naturally with platinum, especially in gold, nickel, and copper ores. Because it can absorb large amounts of hydrogen, it is used as a purification filter for hydrogen and a catalyst in hydrogenation. It is alloyed for use in electric contacts, jewelry, nonmagnetic watch parts, and surgical instruments. The element played an essential role in the Fleischmann-Pons experiment, also known as cold fusion.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Palladium
What are the origins of the word Palladium ?
Named after the asteroid Pallas which was discovered two years before in 1801.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Palladium
Palladium 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 Palladium
Palladium was discovered by William Hyde Wollaston in 1803.
Occurrence of the element Palladium in the Atmosphere
Found in Canada, Australia, Africa, South and North America
Obtained from platinum, nickel, copper and mercury ores
Common Uses of Palladium
Nonmagnetic watch parts
Similar to gold, palladium can be beaten into a thin leaf form
Telecommunications switching-system equipment
The Properties of the Element Palladium
Name of Element : Palladium
Symbol of Element : Pd
Atomic Number of Palladium : 46
Atomic Mass: 106.42 amu
Melting Point: 1552.0 °C - 1825.15 °K
Boiling Point: 2927.0 °C - 3200.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Palladium : 46
Number of Neutrons in Palladium : 60
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 12.02 g/cm3
Color of Palladium : white
The element Palladium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Palladium 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 Palladium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Palladium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Palladium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Palladium - 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 Palladium 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. Palladium was discovered by William Hyde Wollaston 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 Palladium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Palladium
Information Facts about the Palladium Element