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Name: Rhodium
Symbol: Rh
Atomic Number: 45
Atomic Mass: 102.90550
Standard State: solid at 29 k


Group name: precious metal or plantium group metalrhodium.jpg
Period in Periodic Table: 5
Color: silvery, white metallic
Classification: metallic

My element is Rhodium. Rhodium has a higher melting point and lower density than plantium. It is hard and durable. Upon heating it turns to the oxide when red and at higher temperatures turns back to the element. Rhodium in Greek is Rhodon rose. It is called that because, Rhodium salts yield a rosy-colored solution. A major use of Rhodium is as an alloying agent to harden platinum and palladium. It has a low electrical resistance, Rhodium is useful as an electrical contact material. You could also make optical instruments and jewelry.