Sinonimi: Rh | atomic number 45
ETYM New Lat., from Greek rodon the rose. So called from the rose-red color of certain of its solutions. Related to Rhododendron.
Hard, silver-white, metallic element, symbol Rh, atomic number 45, atomic weight 102.905. It is one of the so-called platinum group of metals and is resistant to tarnish, corrosion, and acid. It occurs as a free metal in the natural alloy osmiridium and is used in jewelry, electroplating, and thermocouples.
Rhodium was discovered in 1803 by English chemist William Wollaston (1766–1828) and named in 1804 for the red color of its salts in solution.
A white hard metallic element that is one of the platinum group and is found in platinum ores; used in alloys with platinum; SYN. Rh, atomic number 45.
Element, kao srebro beo metal, otkriven 1804 u platinskim rudama, atomska težina 102.91 i broj 45, znak Rh.