Kemiallinen merkki: Pd
Järjestysluku: 46
Kategoria: siirtymämetallit
Ryhmä: 10
Jakso: 5
Lohko: d
Moolimassa: 106,42 g/mol
Elektronia kuorilla: 2, 8, 18, 18, 0
CAS-numero: 7440-05-3
Olomuoto: kiinteä
Tiheys: 12,023 kg/l (lähellä huoneenlämpöä)
Sulamispiste: 1828,05 K (1554,9 °C, 2830,82 °F)
Kiehumispiste: 3236 K (2963 °C, 5365 °F)
Kiderakenne: cubic face centered
Hapetusluvut: 0, 1, 2, 4, 6
Elektronegatiivisuus: 2,20 (Pauling-asteikko)
Nimen alkuperä: Pallas
Nimen tarkoitus: the name of an asteroid which had been discovered two years before the element
- is a rare and lustrous silvery-white metal
- over half of the supply of palladium and its sister metal platinum goes into catalytic converters, which convert up to 90% of harmful gases from auto exhaust (hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide) into less harmful substances (nitrogen, carbon dioxide and water vapor)
- is found in many electronics including computers, mobile phones, multi-layer ceramic capacitors, component plating, low voltage electrical contacts, and SED/OLED/LCD televisions
- when palladium supply from Russia was delayed in the year 2000, the market panic drove its price to $1100 per ounce in January 2000 - Ford bought it with this price, and when the price dropped in the spring of 2001, Ford had paid nearly $1 billion dollars too much compared to the spring's asking price