PtZ =  78

From the Spanish "platina (del Pinto)", meaning "little silver"
(AM) Atomic Mass 195.08  amu    Oxidation States +2, +4
   (BP) Boiling Point 3827  °C    (MP) Melting Point 1772  °C
   (ρ) Density 21.37  g/cm3    Crystal Structure Face Centered Cubic
   ( χ ) Electronegativity 2.2    (AR) Atomic Radius 1.28  Å
   Physical State Solid (C) Heat Capacity 0.133  J/g °C
Electronic-Config [Xe]  4f14  5d9  6s1     (I1) First Ionization E 868.37  kJ/mol
   (ΔHvap) Heat of Vaporization 469  kJ/mol     (ΔHfus) Heat of Fusion 22.17  kJ/mol
   Year of Discovery 1735    Location of Discovery Columbia
(E°) Standard Potential Pt2+⇔ Pt (1.188 V)
Stable isotopes  192Pt,  194Pt,  195Pt,  196Pt,  198Pt
Discovered/Synthesized by Antonio de Ulloa
Natural Source Isolated from the native elements or alloys of the various elements or arsenides
Common Uses Labware, spark plugs, catalyst, pollution control, petroleum cracking, processing fats
Other Info Widely used in catalytic converters
Used in jewelry, decoration and dental work
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