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Facts about Osmium

Facts about Osmium

Interesting Facts
  • Osmium metal does not oxidize in air unless it is heated.
  • But if it heated den it forms Osmium Tetroxide, which is highly toxic.

Sources
Found As a By-product, Found in Minerals, Mining

History of Osmium

Who Discovered
Smithson Tennant

Discovery
In 1803

Abundance of Osmium

Abundance In Universe
0.00 %
21
📊

Abundance In Sun
0.00 %
26
📊

Abundance In Meteorites
0.00 %
28
📊

Abundance In Earth's Crust
0.00 %
53
📊

Abundance In Oceans
Not Available

Abundance In Humans
Not Available