Facts about Ruthenium
Facts about Ruthenium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Ruthenium
The Element Ruthenium is defined as...
A hard white acid-resistant metallic element that is found in platinum ores and is used to harden platinum and palladium for jewelry and in alloys for nonmagnetic wear-resistant instrument pivots and electrical contacts.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Ruthenium
What are the origins of the word Ruthenium ?
Originates from the Latin word Ruthenia meaning Russia.
Facts about the Classification of the Element Ruthenium
Ruthenium 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 Ruthenium
Ruthenium was discovered by Karl Klaus in 1844
Occurrence of the element Ruthenium in the Atmosphere
Mined in North and South America, Canada and South Africa
Obtained from pentlandite and pyroxinite
Common Uses of Ruthenium
Solar energy technology
The Properties of the Element Ruthenium
Name of Element : Ruthenium
Symbol of Element : Ru
Atomic Number of Ruthenium : 44
Atomic Mass: 101.07 amu
Melting Point: 2250.0 °C - 2523.15 °K
Boiling Point: 3900.0 °C - 4173.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Ruthenium : 44
Number of Neutrons in Ruthenium : 57
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 12.2 g/cm3
Color of Ruthenium : white
The element Ruthenium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Ruthenium 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 Ruthenium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Ruthenium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Ruthenium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Argon - 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 Ruthenium 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. Ruthenium was discovered by Karl Klaus in 1844. 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 Ruthenium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Ruthenium
Information Facts about the Ruthenium Element