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Atomic symbol - Rh
Atomic weight - 102.90550
Atomic number - 45
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-16-1
Oxidation states - 3
State of matter - solid
Heavy metal-ductile
Discovered in 1803 by William Hyde Wollaston
Boils at 3727 .C, melts at 1966 .C

Notes:
Rhodiums primary use is that in a alloying aent for hardening platinum. It is
a precious silvery white metal that is not corroded or tarnished in the
atmosphere at room temperature. It is also highly resistant to attack by
acids.

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