Symbol: Rh

Atomic Number: 45

Atomic Weight: 102.905

Rhodium is a chemical element that is found in alloys and compounds and as a free metal. It is hard, silvery-white in color, and lustrous and has a lower density and higher melting point (1970 C or 3578 F) than platinum. It is usually found in nickel and platinum ores and belongs to the platinum group metals together with platinum, iridium, osmium, palladium, and rhodium. It is a transition metal with paramagnetic properties and a face-centered structure. The name of the element means rose in Greek, and the metal was first discovered by the English chemist William Hyde Wollaston in...Read More