The element from the group of platinum metals is not as well known as platinum, but it is impossible to imagine a car without it as a component of the catalytic converter. Catalytic processes with rhodium compounds also play an important role in the cosmetics industry and in research. Rhodium compounds are also currently being investigated as potential drugs. To the article about rhodium on the website Fascination Chemistry.
The elements of group 9 of the periodic table are called the cobalt group. They are the elements cobalt, rhodium, iridium and meitnerium. Meitnerium, named after Lise Meitner, does not occur naturally. The other elements are metals.
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