|Origin of Name
||From the Spanish word platina, meaning little silver
|Date and Place of Discovery
||In 1557 in Central America between Darien and Mexico
||In writings of Julius
- It is the rarest of the precious metals.
- It is produced commercially as a by product of nickel ore
processing in the Sudbury Basin in Ontario, Canada.
- It is highly resistant to chemical attack.
- It has stable electrical properties.
- It does not oxidize in air at any temperature.
- It will corrode when exposed to
cyanides, halogens, sulfur, or caustic
- Hard disk drives
- Anti-cancer drugs
- Fiber-optic cables
- LCD displays
- Catalyst in fuel cells
- Catalytic converters
- Missile nose cones