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Atomic symbol - Re
Atomic weight - 186.207
Atomic number - 75
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-32-13-2
Oxidation states - +4, +6, +7
State of matter - solid
Heavy metal-ductile
Discovered in 1925 by Ida and Walter Noddack and Otto Carl Berg
Boils at 5627 .C, melts at 3180 .C

Rhenium is one of the most dense elements. The metal and its alloys have such
uses as in fountain pen points, high-temperature thermocouples, catalysts,
electrical contact points, instrument bearing points, and in electrical
components. It has a silvery-white color.

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