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What is Rhodium?

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Periodic table of chemical elements is an arrangement of elements in the form of rows (period) and columns (Group). They are arranged with respect to their atomic numbers and similar characteristics. Rhodium In Periodic Table </> More »
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It’s an atomic symbol of Rhodium which helps identifying it in periodic table. Symbol
Rh
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Group number of Metals is vertical column number in periodic table. Group Number
9
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9
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Period number is a horizontal row number of Metals in periodic table. Period Number
5
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Periodic table is subdivided into 4 blocks i.e p-block, d-block, s-block and f-block. Block
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The d-block is on the middle of the periodic table and includes elements from columns 3 through 12. These elements are also known as the transition metals because they show a transitivity in their properties i.e. they show a trend in their properties.d block
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Metals belongs to the subcategory of periodic table. Different element families exist in this table. For example, Alkali metals, Transition metals, alkaline earth metals, post-transition metals, Lanthanide & Actinide series metals. Element Family
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What is Transition Metal? All transition metals are placed under the d-block from group number 3 to 12. Transition metals show characteristics like malleability, ductility and are good conductor of electricity.Transition Metal
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Want to know Interesting and lesser known facts about Rhodium, then you are at the right place. Facts about Rhodium </> More »
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Bunch of Interesting facts about Rhodium. Interesting Facts
  • Rhodium is the rarest element out of all non-radioactive metals on the earth .
  • Rhodium is one of the most durable and hard metal, which also have high reflectance.
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List of different sources of Rhodium. Sources
  • Earth's crust
  • Found As a By-product
  • Found in Minerals
  • Mining
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Lets check out the facts about history of Rhodium. History of Rhodium
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You might be wondering who discovered Rhodium metal? Who Discovered Rhodium
William Hyde Wollaston
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Rhodium metal’s discovery period. Because we think most of the metals are discovered by our ant-sisters but is it really true? Let’s Find out then! Discovery
In 1804
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Different types of Rhodium Uses and benefits are listed down below. Uses of Rhodium </> More »
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Uses & Benefits Uses & Benefits
  • Rhodium metal is mainly used in catalytic converters for cars as it reduces nitrogen oxides in exhaust gases.
  • It is used as an industrial catalyst for nitric acid, acetic acid, hydrogenation reaction, etc.
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List of industrial uses of Rhodium. Industrial Uses
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    Not surprisingly, about 75% of superalloys are used in the aerospace industry for turbine blades, heat exchangers, and chemical reaction vessels.Aerospace Industry
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    Automobile industry requires a very wide variety of raw materials for their production. This metal is used in this industry for making different parts of Automobile.Automobile Industry
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    As the metals are good conductor of heat and electricity. This metal is used in electrical industry where usually it is used in manufacturing different components, gadgets or wires, etc.Electrical Industry
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    Metals good are conductor of heat and electricity. Metals are used in electronic industry where usually it is used in manufacturing different components, gadgets or wires, etc.Electronic Industry
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Biological properties of Rhodium. Biological Properties
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Toxicity level of Rhodium metal. Toxicity
NA
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Physical properties or characteristics of Rhodium. These properties are mostly related to its appearance and surface. Physical Properties of Rhodium </> More »
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The temperature at which Metals metal starts melting. Melting Point
1,966.00 °C
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12
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The temperature at which Metals starts boiling. Not literally it is a temperature point at which it converts to vapors. Boiling Point
3,727.00 °C
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17
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Physical appearance or look and feel of Rhodium is described here. Appearance of Rhodium
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Physical state or phase of Rhodium at room temperature. Physical State
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At room temperature almost all metal are found in solid physical sate but only the mercury element found in liquid state.Solid
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One might wonder, what is the exact color of Rhodium metal in nature? Color
Silvery White
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Metals generally exhibit a metallic luster! Lets check out the look and feel of Rhodium metal. Luster
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Metals are hard/soft and have different type of luster. Here we present you a list metals and these metals exhibit metallic luster.Metallic
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The speed of sound is the distance traveled per unit time by a sound wave propagating through an elastic medium. Speed of Sound
4,700.00 m/s
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15
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Optical properties related to refractive index & the reflectivity parameters of Rhodium. Optical Properties
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Its an optical property, the refractive index or index of refraction of an optical medium is a dimensionless number that describes how light, or any other radiation, propagates through that medium. Refractive Index
Not Available
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Reflectance of the surface of a material is its effectiveness in reflecting radiant energy. Here you will get to know how much is the reflectivity percentage of this metal. Reflectivity
84.00 %
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4
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Chemical properties or characteristics of Rhodium are listed here. Chemical Properties of Rhodium </> More »
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Chemical formula or atomic symbol of Rhodium. This symbol is very useful while mentioning chemical reactions and equations of this metals. Chemical Formula
Rh
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Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons. Electronegativity
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Pauling Electronegativity is very popular scale to measure Electronegativity of metals. Pauling Electronegativity
2.28
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Electronegativity is a measure of the tendency of an atom to attract a bonding pair of electrons. Opposite of that is known as Electropositivity. Electropositivity
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Pauling Electropositivity is scale used to mesure Electropositivity of Rhodium. Pauling Electropositivity
1.72
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50
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Detailed information about the atomic structure of Rhodium. Atomic Properties of Rhodium </> More »
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Atomic number of Metals is the number of protons present in the atom of Metals metal. Atomic Number
45
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The electron configuration of Rhodium is the distribution of its electrons in atom or molecule in atomic or molecular orbitals. Electron Configuration
[Kr] 4d8 5s1
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In mineralogy and crystallography, a crystal structure is a unique arrangement of atoms in a crystal. There are different types of Crystal structure exhibited by metals. Crystal Structure
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In crystallography, the cubic (or isometric) crystal system is a crystal system where the unit cell is in the shape of a cube. This is one of the most common and simplest shapes found in crystals and minerals.Face Centered Cubic (FCC)
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Images of crystal lattice of Rhodium. It is a symmetrical three-dimensional arrangement of atoms inside a crystal. Crystal Lattice
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Radius of an Atom of Rhodium. Different radius measures are listed below. Radius of an Atom
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The atomic radius of Rhodium can be defined as a measure of the size of its atoms. Atomic Radius
134.00 pm
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It will let know the previous and next atomic number of Rhodium. Adjacent Atomic Numbers
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Previous atomic number metal. For eg. If the atomic number of Gold is 79 then the previous atomic number belongs to Platinum which is 78. Previous Element
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Next atomic number metal. For eg. if the atomic number of Gold is 79 then the next atomic number belongs to Mercury which is 80. Next Element
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List of different mechanical properties of Rhodium metal. These properties test the mechanical strength of this metal. Mechanical Properties of Rhodium </> More »
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The density of Rhodium metal is a relationship between the mass of the Rhodium atom and how much space it takes up (volume). Density of Rhodium
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Rhodium density at room temperature. Density At Room Temperature
12.41 g/cm3
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How much it will compress under a given amount of external pressure, that can be found with the help of its elasticity modulus. Elasticity properties
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Shear Modulus of Rhodium is a measure of its elastic properties. Shear Modulus
150.00 GPa
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Bulk Modulus of Rhodium is a measure of its elastic properties. Bulk Modulus
275.00 GPa
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Young’s Modulus of Rhodium is a measure of its elastic properties. Young’s Modulus
380.00 GPa
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List of different magnetic properties and characteristics of Rhodium. Magnetic Properties of Rhodium </> More »
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Different Magnetic significance of Rhodium. Magnetic Characteristics of Rhodium
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Specific gravity is the ratio of the density of a substance to the density of a reference substance. Specific Gravity
12.41
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Magnetic Ordering of Rhodium defines its magnetic orientation (nature) and magnetic type. Magnetic Ordering
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Paramagnetic metals are slightly attracted by magnet, but they can’t retain the magnetic effect once they are removed from the magnetic field.Paramagnetic
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List of different electrical properties and significance of Rhodium. Electrical Properties
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Electrical property or nature of Rhodium defines its electrical orientation and electrical type. Electrical Property
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Conductor metals have very low resistance to electric currents. They can easily conduct electric current through them.Conductor
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Electrical resistivity (also known as resistivity, specific electrical resistance, or volume resistivity) is an intrinsic property that quantifies how strongly a given material opposes the flow of electric current. Resistivity
43.30 nΩ·m
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Thermal characteristic and the concepts thermodynamics of Rhodium. Thermal Properties of Rhodium </> More »
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The specific heat is the amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat
0.24 J/(kg K)
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Thermal conductivity (often denoted k, λ, or κ) is the property of a material to conduct heat. Thermal Conductivity
150.00 W/m·K
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Enthalpy is the sum of the internal energy and the product of pressure and volume given by the equation. Enthalpy of Rhodium
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The enthalpy of vaporization, also known as the heat of vaporization, is the enthalpy change required to transform a given quantity of a substance from a liquid into a gas at a given pressure. Enthalpy of Vaporization
495.40 kJ/mol
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Rhodium Metal

Metals have been an inseparable component of major civilizations since centuries. Although metals were utilized since time unknown, researchers put considerable efforts in giving them appropriate names and defining their different properties and characteristics. This nomenclature process helped in arranging these metals in a well-organized fashion, known as the periodic table. In this periodic table, Rhodium metal is also represented by the symbol Rh. This atomic symbol of Rhodium is useful in indicating the position of metal Rh in the periodic table. If you are curious-headed or a science-geek, the common questions about metals are What is Rhodium? What are its physical, chemical, mechanical, electrical and thermal properties? Find all the relevant facts about Rh metals in the following sections.

Periodic Table of Rhodium

Periodic table of Rhodium comments over its position in the periodic table, on the basis of parameters like group number, period row, atomic number and orbital block. The metals which have electrons falling in the same sub-shell are grouped under the same block corresponding to its respective orbital. Rhodium metal belongs to Transition Metals category of the periodic table. Metals down a group have same valency while metals across a period have the same number of shells. Its group number (column number) is 9, whereas its period number is 5. It is placed under d block of the periodic table & is one of the prominent d block elements.

Rhodium Metal Properties

Metals have certain properties by which they can be distinguished from one another. Magnetic and Atomic Structure of Rhodium are few widely searched properties. Using the comparison facility, you can not only view the individual metal properties, but also compare the properties of multiple metals to get a thorough comparative analysis between the metals of your choice. Atomic number is a basic building block for the arrangement of metals in the periodic table. Atomic number of Rhodium is 45 and its atomic weight is 102.91 amu. The electrons in its atom are arranged in orbitals as [Kr] 4d8 5s1. Nuclear particles in Rhodium atom are 58 neutrons, 45 protons and 45 electrons.

Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Rhodium

Physical and chemical characteristics of Rhodium are two major criteria while comparing this metal with other metals. Physical Properties of Rhodium include its external appearance, shininess at surface, color, etc. Properties like density, viscosity, melting and boiling point are also covered in this section. At room temperature, this metal is a Silvery White Solid. It starts melting at 1,966.00 °C. All these Rhodium metal properties together define what is Rhodium?

Modern Periodic Table

Modern Periodic Table
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H

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La-Lu
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Si
Ge

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He
Ne
Ar
Kr
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Og