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transition metals click to hear : transition metals

Usually less reactant than alkali metals and alkaline earth metals but very good electric and thermal conductors. Many of these metals form vital alloys.
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ununbium roentgenium darmstadtium meitnerium mercury gold platinum iridium cadmium silver palladium rhodium ruthenium zinc copper nickel cobalt iron

ununbium click to hear : ununbium

Artificial radioactive element that was first produced in laboratories in 1996; it is based on lead and zinc.

roentgenium click to hear : roentgenium

Artificial radioactive element that was first produced in laboratories in 1994; it is based on bismuth and nickel.

darmstadtium click to hear : darmstadtium

Artificial radioactive element that was first produced in laboratories in 1994; it is based on nickel and lead.

meitnerium click to hear : meitnerium

Artificial radioactive element that was first produced in laboratories in 1982; it is based on bismuth and iron.

mercury click to hear : mercury

Rare metal that is used in measuring instruments (thermometers, barometers) and in the electricity industry.

gold click to hear : gold

Precious metal (nuggets, flakes) that is used as currency (ingots) and in jewelry, dentistry and electronics.

platinum click to hear : platinum

Very rare metal used especially as a catalyst in chemistry (petrochemicals, vitamins), in jewelry and in precision equipment.

iridium click to hear : iridium

Rare metal that is often alloyed with platinum; it is used especially in electric contacts and jewelry.

cadmium click to hear : cadmium

Metal that is used especially as a protective covering for steel, in rechargeable batteries and in nuclear reactors (control rods).

silver click to hear : silver

Precious metal that is the best conductor of heat and electricity; it is used especially in the manufacture of mirrors, jewelry and coins.

palladium click to hear : palladium

Rare and precious metal that is used especially in dentistry (dental prostheses), jewelry (white gold) and in catalytic converters.

rhodium click to hear : rhodium

Rare metal that resists corrosion and hardens platinum and palladium; it is used especially in catalytic converters and jewelry.

ruthenium click to hear : ruthenium

Rare metal that hardens platinum and palladium; it is used in the manufacture of electric contacts, spark plugs and jewelry.

zinc click to hear : zinc

Relatively abundant metal that is resistant to corrosion; it is used especially in the manufacture of alloys, tires, paint, ointments and perfume.

copper click to hear : copper

Reddish-brown metal that is a very good conductor of heat and electricity; it is used mainly in the manufacture of electric wire and alloys (brass, bronze).

nickel click to hear : nickel

Hard metal that resists corrosion; it is used in the manufacture of coins and cutlery, and as a protective coating for other metals (iron, copper).

cobalt click to hear : cobalt

Strong metal that is used in alloys (cutting tools, magnets) and in radiotherapy; it also yields a blue pigment.

iron click to hear : iron

The most used metal in the world due to its variety of alloys (steel, cast iron); it helps move oxygen through the body.