Periodic Table of the Elements: Osmium

Name: Osmium
Symbol: Os
Atomic Number: 76
Atomic Mass: 190.2
Atomic Volume: 8.42 cc/mol
Discovered By: Tennant
Discovery Date: 1803
Origin of Name: Osmium - (Greek) osme (a smell)
Toxicity: Apparently not toxic. Osmium tetroxide and other soluble compounds are toxic.
Summary: Found in platinum-bearing sands and in ores. Osmium, along with iridium, is one of the densest elements. Used to make hard alloys.


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