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To hear the opinions and anticipations of the professor before the 2010 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, view this video on award winning work with palladium.
For all the basics about palladium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about palladium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
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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