• bluish-white lustrous metal that is very malleable and ductile

Platinum group metals

They have similar physical and chemical properties and tent tot occur together in the same mineral deposits

  • rhodium,
  • ruthenium,
  • palladium,
  • palladium,
  • platinum,
  • osmmium,
  • iridium

Uses of PGMs

  • (pt) in the manufacture of jewelry because of its attractive appearance and anti-cancer properties
  • used for thermocouples when alloyed with iridium and rhodium
  • (Pt) is used on fuel cells( it is very unreactive)
  • used to make spark plugs
  • (pt) as a catalyst with rhodium, in catalytic converters of car exhausts
  • Pt(ii) complexes are used to prepare anti-cancer drugs in chemotherapy eg cis-platin

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