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A heavy, soft, whitish metal, resembling tin, with atomic number 78, atomic weight 195.084, symbol Pt. It is used in manufacturing equipment for laboratory and industrial use. It occurs as a black powder (platinum black) and as a spongy substance (spongy platinum) and may have been known in Pliny's time as alutiae.

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Tree Number(s): D01.268.556.690, D01.268.956.734, D01.552.544.690

MeSH Unique ID: D010984

Registry Number: 49DFR088MY

Entry Terms:

  • Platinum Black

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