Periodic Table of the Elements: Indium

Name: Indium
Symbol: In
Atomic Number: 49
Atomic Mass: 114.82
Atomic Volume: 15.76 cc/mol
Discovered By: Reich and Richter
Discovery Date: 1863
Origin of Name: Indium - from its bright indigo spectral line
Toxicity: Metallic indium is apparently not toxic. No data on poisoning or diseases caused by compounds. Indium compounds stimulate hair growth.
Summary: Not found free in nature. Indium makes a high-pitched cry when bent. Used in the semiconductor industry in transistors and photoconductors.


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