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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. For this video, we are mining the Royal Society archives for the story of palladium's discovery: a tale of money, an asteroid and stolen samples.

Palladium metal has the unusual ability to absorb hydrogen gas. It can absorb to an extent of more than 900 times its own volume of hydrogen gas at room temperature.

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