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Rhodium

History


Rhodium was discovered in 1803 in England by chemist William Gaidov Wollaston. He received it from a sample of platinum from South America. The name received from the Greek «pink», as the majority of rhodium compounds are dark red.

Nowadays


Rhodium is a platinum group metals. He has a high resistance to aggressive media and high temperatures. One of the main applications of rhodium is connected with extraction of nitric acid. So far not found an alternative more efficient way. Then the use of rhodium comes in the glass industry, where it makes the vessels for melting. In rare cases, rhodium is used in the jewelry production, because it is very expensive and difficult to handle.

Date ASIA EUROPE USA
19/12/2009 2321.03 2209.23 2209.23
12/12/2009 2321.16 2206 2206
05/12/2009 2694.46 2510 2510
28/11/2009 2732.18 2545.14 2545.14
21/11/2009 2694.13 2026 2026
14/11/2009 1848.94 1521 1521
07/11/2009 1878.11 1545 1545
31/10/2009 1832.53 1507.5 1507.5
24/10/2009 1869 1537.5 1537.5
17/10/2009 1906.89 1906.89 1906.89
10/10/2009 1824.3 1500 1500
02/10/2009 1824.11 1504.5 1504.5
25/09/2009 1823.88 1500 1500
18/09/2009 1826.15 1502.25 1502.25
12/09/2009 1823.41 1500 1500
05/09/2009 1832.53 1507.5 1507.5
28/08/2009 1822.6 1526.11 1526.11
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