Platinum (Pt)

Platinum (Pt)


Atomic Number: 78

Atomic Weight: 195.084

Melting Point: 2041.55 K (1768.4°C or 3215.1°F)

Boiling Point: 4098 K (3825°C or 6917°F)

Density: 21.46 grams per cubic centimeter

Phase at Room Temperature: Solid

Element Classification: Metal

Period Number: 6

Group Number: 10

Group Name: none

Platinum isotopes are used in the following fields. Pt-196 is used in experiments to test nuclear models. Both Pt-194 and Pt-196 have been used in research into dipole strength and models. Pt-195 is used for the production of the radioisotope Pt-195m which is used for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Pt-198 is used for the production of the radioisotope for Au-199 which is used in cancer therapy. Pt-194 is also used for the production of the medical radioisotopes Hg-195m.

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