Rhodium meaning

rōdē-əm
A hard, durable, silvery-white metallic element that is used to form high-temperature alloys with platinum and is plated on other metals to produce a durable corrosion-resistant coating. Atomic number 45; atomic weight 102.905; melting point 1,964°C; boiling point 3,695°C; specific gravity 12.41 (20°C); valence 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
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A hard, gray-white metallic chemical element, one of the platinum metals, used in alloys with platinum and gold in thermocouples and as an electrical contact material, and in unalloyed form to electroplate optical instruments, silverware, jewelry, etc.: symbol, Rh; at. no. 45
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A rare, silvery-white metallic element that is hard, durable, and resistant to acids. It is used as a permanent plating for jewelry and is added to platinum to make high-temperature alloys. Atomic number 45; atomic weight 102.905; melting point 1,966°C; boiling point 3,727°C; specific gravity 12.41; valence 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
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A metallic chemical element (symbol Rh) with an atomic number of 45.
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Origin of rhodium

  • Greek rhodo- rhodo- –ium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ῥόδον (rhodon, “rose"), because of the colour of its salts' solutions.

    From Wiktionary