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ID 12
Symbol Pd
Name Palladium
Density (g/cm<sup>3</sup>) 12.02
Atomic Number 46
Molecular Weight 106.42
Melting Point (K) 1828.05
Boiling Point (K) 3236
Specific Heat Capacity (J/kg K) 240
Electro Negativity 2.2
Curie temperature (K)
Bohr Magneton (J/T)
Magnetization Saturation (MA m<sup>-1</sup>)
Crystal Structure ​Face-centered cubic (fcc)
Appearance Silvery white
Element category Transition metal
Magnetic ordering Paramagnetic
Discovery William Hyde Wollaston (1803)
General Information Palladium is a chemical element with the symbol Pd and atomic number 46. It is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal discovered in 1803 by the English chemist William Hyde Wollaston. He named it after the asteroid Pallas, which was itself named after the epithet of the Greek goddess Athena, acquired by her when she slew Pallas.
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