Osmium, Os, is a transition metal element, found in
Group VIII of the
- Atomic Number : 76
- Relative Atomic Mass : 190.2
Osmium was discovered by Tennant in 1803AD.
Osmium occurs in iridosmine, and in nickel ores.
Osmium is an extremely hard brittle lustrous metal.
Osmium is difficult to fabricate, but can be sintered under
hydrogen at 2000 degC.
Osmium is used to produce hard alloys.
Osmium is used in the form of osmium tetroxide in fingerprint powders.
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