The Element Rhenium

What is Rhenium? Element Properties & Periodic Table Info

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What is the element Rhenium as on the Periodic Table?

Definition of the Rhenium Element
A rare, dense, silvery-white metallic element with a very high melting point used for electrical contacts and with Tungsten for high-temperature thermocouples. Rhenium is very hard, it resists corrosion but slowly tarnishes in moist air. The Atomic Number of this element is 75 and the Element Symbol is Re.

Origin / Meaning of the name Rhenium
The name Rhenium originates from the Latin word Rhenus meaning "Rhine" - the element was discovered in the Rhine region of Germany.

 

Periodic Table Group and Classification of the of the Rhenium Element
Elements can be classified based on their physical states (States of Matter) e.g. gas, solid or liquid. This element is a solid. Rhenium
is classified as a "Transition Metal" which are located in Groups 3 - 12 of the Periodic Table. Elements classified as Transition Metals are generally described as ductile, malleable, and able to conduct electricity and heat.Nearly 75% of all the elements in the Periodic Table are classified as metals which are detailed in the List of Metals.

Facts about the History and the Discovery of the Rhenium Element
Rhenium was discovered by Walter Noddack, Ida Tacke, and Otto Berg in Germany in 1925.

History of the Periodic Table
Check out the brief History of the Periodic Table which details dates and the names of famous scientists and chemists who contributed to the development of the Periodic Table.

Occurrence of the Rhenium Element
Obtained from columbite, gadolinite and molybdenite
This element is widely spread through the earth's crust at approximately 0.001 ppm.

Abundances of the element in different environments
% in Universe 23%
% in Sun 23%
% in Meteorites N/A
% in Earth's Crust 5.510-7%
% in Oceans 7.210-10%
% in Humans N/A

Associated Uses of Rhenium
Making
Lead-free, high-octane gasoline
Filaments for mass spectrographs

Re

The Properties of the Rhenium Element
Symbol of Element : Re
Atomic Number: 75
Atomic Mass: 186.207 amu
Melting Point: 3180.0 C - 3453.15 K
Boiling Point:  5627.0 C - 5900.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons : 75
Number of Neutrons: 111
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 21.02 g/cm3
Color :
silvery-white

The Properties of the Rhenium Element
Name of Element : Rhenium
Symbol of Element : Re
Atomic Number of Rhenium : 75
Atomic Mass: 186.207 amu
Melting Point: 3180.0 C - 3453.15 K
Boiling Point:  5627.0 C - 5900.15 K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Rhenium : 75
Number of Neutrons in Rhenium : 111
Crystal Structure: Hexagonal
Density @ 293 K: 21.02 g/cm3
Color of Rhenium :
silvery-white

Rhenium as on the Periodic Table
Check out Rhenium on the Periodic Table which arranges each chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the
Periodic Law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Rhenium as on the Periodic Table for additional information and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc with any other element. An invaluable source of facts and information as a Chemistry reference guide.

What is Rhenium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 and now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri  Mendeleev knew in his day in his day but still all fitting into his concept of  the "Periodic Table" in which Rhenium is just one element that can be found.

Learn about what is Rhenium with these fast facts...
These articles contain facts and information relating to Rhenium and each of the other elements including the Periodic Symbol,  group, classification, properties and atomic number which is often referred to as the Periodic Table Number. Test your knowledge of chemistry and the Periodic Table by completing the Element Symbols and Atomic Numbers on our Blank Periodic Table. Chemistry students will also find a helpful section on Chemical Formulas.

What is the Element Rhenium

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