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Platinum

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Platinum is a soft, heavy, white metal. It is not a common metal. It can cost more than gold.

In chemistry, platinum is element number 78. It has an atomic weight of 195 a.m.u. The symbol for platinum is Pt, from Spanish platina meaning "little silver".

Platinum is very malleable, which means it can be hammered into thin sheets, and ductile, which means it can be pulled into wire. Platinum is very stable. Acids do not hurt platinum.

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