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'''Rhodium''' was discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston, in Rhodesia.<ref>http://www.rsc.org/chemsoc/visualelements/pages/rhodium.html</ref> It is commoly found in platinum ores and in the horn of the Rhinoceri. Rhodium is now produced by nickel refining and mining in [[Montana]], [[USA]].
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{{Element | name=Rhodium | symbol=Rh | anumber=45 | amass=102.9055 amu | state=Solid | class=Transition Metals | cstructure=Cubic face centered | color=Silvery-white | date=1803 | discname=William H. Wollaston | origname=From the Latin ''rhodon'', meaning rose, as its diluted salts produce a rosy solution. | uses=Used as a coating to prevent wear on high quality science equipment as well as in headlight reflectors, telephone relays, fountain pen tips and aircraft sparkplugs. | obtained=Produced as a by-product of nickel refining, but is also found in its natural state in [[Montana]], [[USA]]. }}
 
{{Element | name=Rhodium | symbol=Rh | anumber=45 | amass=102.9055 amu | state=Solid | class=Transition Metals | cstructure=Cubic face centered | color=Silvery-white | date=1803 | discname=William H. Wollaston | origname=From the Latin ''rhodon'', meaning rose, as its diluted salts produce a rosy solution. | uses=Used as a coating to prevent wear on high quality science equipment as well as in headlight reflectors, telephone relays, fountain pen tips and aircraft sparkplugs. | obtained=Produced as a by-product of nickel refining, but is also found in its natural state in [[Montana]], [[USA]]. }}
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== Discovery ==
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Wollaston discovered it while on Safari in Rhodesia. He was studying local minerals and came across platinum ore. The baked the platinum ore at the equivalent of gas mark 5 (or 300 kelvin) and then proceeded to dissolve it in a solution of Sodium Potassamide.
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When he added Hypochloric acid to this solution, rhodium was formed as a precipitate (chainging the previously rosy solution into a bright green color.)
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== Properties ==
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Revision as of 18:30, 28 January 2009

Rhodium was discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston, in Rhodesia.[1] It is commoly found in platinum ores and in the horn of the Rhinoceri. Rhodium is now produced by nickel refining and mining in Montana, USA.

Rhodium
Properties
Atomic symbol Rh
Atomic number 45
Classification Transition Metals
Atomic mass 102.9055 amu
Other Information
Date of discovery 1803
Name of discoverer William H. Wollaston
Name origin From the Latin rhodon, meaning rose, as its diluted salts produce a rosy solution.
Uses Used as a coating to prevent wear on high quality science equipment as well as in headlight reflectors, telephone relays, fountain pen tips and aircraft sparkplugs.
Obtained from Produced as a by-product of nickel refining, but is also found in its natural state in Montana, USA.


Discovery

Wollaston discovered it while on Safari in Rhodesia. He was studying local minerals and came across platinum ore. The baked the platinum ore at the equivalent of gas mark 5 (or 300 kelvin) and then proceeded to dissolve it in a solution of Sodium Potassamide. When he added Hypochloric acid to this solution, rhodium was formed as a precipitate (chainging the previously rosy solution into a bright green color.)

Properties

Uses

  1. http://www.rsc.org/chemsoc/visualelements/pages/rhodium.html