Precious Metals

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Palladium 

Applications Because of its corrosion resistance, a major use of palladium is in alloys used in low voltage electrical contacts. When it is finely divided, palladium forms a good catalyst and is used to increase hydrogenation and dehydrogenation reactions. Palladium is used extensively in jewelry-making in certain alloys called “white gold.” It may be alloyed …

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Platinum 

The platinum group metals (PGMs) are six metallic elements that have similar physical and chemical properties and that tend to occur together in the same mineral deposits. They are: platinum palladium rhodium ruthenium osmium iridium  Key facts In 2017, Canada was the third largest producer of mined PGMs The United States accounted for close to …

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Silver

Applications The principal use of silver is as a precious metal and its halide salts, especially silver nitrate, are also widely used in photography. The major outlets are photography, the electrical and electronic industries and for domestic uses as cutlery, jewellery and mirrors. Both colour and black and white images have relied on silver since …

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