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Ruthenium - Periodic Table of Videos

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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. This one element, ruthenium, has a rather special place in the heart of Professor Martyn Poliakoff.

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For another video by the professor on ruthenium, click here!
For all the basics about ruthenium, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about ruthenium, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
Ruthenium is one of the six platinum group metals (Ru, Os, Rh, Ir, Pd and Pt). It is used in jewelry, as a thin plating that has a darkish grey, pewter-like shine to it.
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