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What It Is

Known as one of the most expensive precious metals, rhodium is a rare, shiny, silvery-white, transition metal that falls within the platinum group on the periodic table. There are very few minerals that contain rhodium. It is obtained primarily as a byproduct during the refining of copper and nickel.

How It's Used

Rhodium is primarily used as an alloy with platinum and palladium to produce extremely hard, heat-resistant metals. Because of their low electrical resistance and high resistance to corrosion, rhodium alloys are also used in electrical switches. Rhodium’s shiny, highly reflective qualities make it useful in electroplating, or coating, jewelry to heighten luster.

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