Ruthenium – The MOST MYSTERIOUS METAL ON EARTH!

Hello everyone, Today I would like to tell you about the metal ruthenium Which has recently received heavy coverage in the mass media. In the periodic table of chemical elements, It belongs to the so-called platinum group, which unites metals, chemicals and physical properties which are similar, and also those metals that are commonly found […]

Ruthenium Metal – Invulnerable to Aqua Regia

Greetings fellow nerds. I have here a one gram sample of pure ruthenium metal. It’s very useful to a professional inorganic chemist, but has limited use for an amateur. Nonetheless it is very interesting because it’s almost impervious to most acids. Let me show you. Here it is immersed in hydrochloric acid. As you can […]