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Platinum

Platinum( )
Author: Johanson, Paula
Series title:Understanding the Elements of the Periodic Table Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4042-1783-6
Publication Date:Aug 2008
Publisher:Rosen Publishing Group
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $32.75
Book Description:

Platinum (Pt), a transition metal, was well-known in South America by metalworkers, long before Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic. Platinum was used in jewelry and ornaments, and valued because it did not tarnish like silver. The Spanish called this white metal platina, or little silver. Readers examine the many applications of platinum in industry, including its use as a catalyst in catalytic converters and in electrical components, making crucibles and containers, and making...
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