Platinum

by Johanson, Paula.

Format: Print Book 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Penn Hills Library Juvenile Oversize j q 546.645 JOH
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Oversize
 
Call Number  j q 546.645 JOH
 
 
Summary
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 medicines to treat cancer. Platinum s place on the periodic table is also investigated, as well as its many physical and chemical properties.
Contents
Studying platinum and the elements
The properties of platinum
Platinum in mines and meteors
Using platinum, the environmental metal
Platinum in your world
The periodic table of elements.

Additional Information
Series Understanding the elements of the periodic table.
Subjects Platinum -- Popular works.
Periodic law -- Popular works.
Platinum.
Chemical elements.
Periodic law -- Tables.
Publisher New York :Rosen,2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index.
ISBN 9781404217836 (library binding)
1404217835 (library binding)
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