Fun Facts About Palladium

Palladium can absorb up to 900 times its own volume of hydrogen - the most common element in the universe.
The largest use of Palladium is for automobile catalytic converters.
In Japan, the government operates a specific mandate stating that all government-subsidized dental alloys have to include a Palladium content of at least 20 percent.
Palladium alloys developed for jewelry typically contain 95% Palladium and about 5% Ruthenium.
In 1967, Tonga issued Palladium general circulation coins commemorating the coronation of King Taufa Ahau Tupou IV, perhaps the first issue using Palladium.
In the late 1800s, Palladium was more expensive than Platinum.
Palladium is 12.6% harder and whiter in color than Platinum.
Adding small amounts of Palladium alloyed with yellow Gold will yield the best and more durable white Gold.
Palladium was first used in jewelry in 1939.
Palladium is 30x rarer than Gold.
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