Palladium By luc fischer

Basics of Palladium

  • 46 Electrons
  • Atomic mass of 106.42 AMU
  • Bi-product of nickel
  • Abbreviation is Pd
  • Rare

Physical Properties

  • Transition metal
  • Melting point 1,555 degrees Celsius
  • Boiling point 2,963 degrees Celsius
  • Solid at room temperature
  • Silvery White appearance


  • Named after Greek goddess Pallas-Athena
  • Greek word for safeguard
  • Discovered by English scientist William Hyde Wollaston
  • Discovered in South America in 1803
  • Discovered in a platinum deposit

Industrial Uses

  • Used for watches and jewllery because
  • Used for electrical devices: for low voltage connections
  • Used in car exhausts to reduce emissions (efficent at removing un burnt hydrocarbons from fuel)

Three Interesting Facts about Palladium

  • Palladium has a low toxicity (not poisonous) because it is poorly absorbed by the human body
  • Palladium 's most incredible ability is that it can absorb up to 900 times its volume of hydrogen. Used to store and filter hydrogen
  • Palladium was also named after an asteroid (Pallas)


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