The rare and expensive metal is an important raw material for the electronics industry and is also used in semiconductor and communication technology. Its versatile chemical properties lead to the formation of various unusual compounds.
To the article about indium on the Fascination Chemistry website.
Indium is contained in our cell phones. This video about technology metals shows why indium will soon become very expensive.
Here is a video about indium from the Periodic Videos series
The 13th group of the periodic table is also called the boron group after its lightest element. This group includes the elements boron, aluminum, gallium, indium , thallium and nihonium, which was only recently confirmed as element 113.
back to the periodic table
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to our brochure Chemistry of the Elements
published June 2019 with articles on 43 elements (7 MB, 160 pages)
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