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Palladium at Chemical Elements.com
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Basic Information

Name: Palladium
Symbol: Pd
Atomic Number: 46
Atomic Mass: 106.42 amu
Melting Point: 1552.0 °C (1825.15 K, 2825.6 °F)
Boiling Point: 2927.0 °C (3200.15 K, 5300.6 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 46
Number of Neutrons: 60
Classification: Transition Metal
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 12.02 g/cm3
Color: white

Atomic Structure

[Bohr Model of Palladium]  
Number of Energy Levels: 5

    First Energy Level: 2
    Second Energy Level: 8
    Third Energy Level: 18
    Fourth Energy Level: 18
    Fifth Energy Level: 0


Isotope Half Life
Pd-10316.99 days
Pd-1076500000.0 years
Pd-10913.5 hours


Date of Discovery: 1803
Discoverer: William Wollaston
Name Origin: From the Greek goddess of wisdom (Pallas) and after an asteroid
Uses: jewelry, medical instruments
Obtained From: platinum, nickel, copper, mercury ores

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