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The most expensive metal is rhodium, which sells for more than 176000 dollars per kilogram. Learn some fun and interesting metal facts!

  • The science of studying metals is called metallurgy.
  • 75% of all the elements in the Periodic Table are classified as metals.
  • An ore is a rock mineral from which a metal can be obtained profitably.
    Metal Facts

    Gold is edible. Some Asian countries put gold in fruit, jelly snacks, coffee, and tea.

  • Silver conducts electricity better than any other metal.
  • Silver kills bacteria by chemically affecting the cell membranes, breaking them down.
  • The word for Silver and money are the same in at least fourteen languages.
  • Gold is one of the heaviest metals in the world.
  • Gold does not rust or corrode.
  • Pure gold is too soft for many things so most gold is combined with other metals to make it stronger.
  • Switzerland was the last country to tie its currency to gold.
  • Iron is the sixth most abundant element in the universe.
  • The only elements that can produce a magnetic field are cobalt, nickel and iron.
  • The most abundant metal in the body is Calcium (Ca).
  • Aluminium powders were used 5000 years ago for dyeing.

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