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Meaning of rhodium

rho•di•um

Pronunciation: (rō'dē-um), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a silvery-white metallic element of the platinum family, forming salts that give rose-colored solutions: used to electroplate microscopes and instrument parts to prevent corrosion. Symbol: Rh; at. wt.: 102.905; at. no.: 45; sp. gr.: 12.5 at 20°C.
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