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|Latin name||Ruthenium (Ru)|
|Group in Mendeleev's periodic table||VIII|
|Melting point||t 2,250 °С|
|Description||Metal of platinum group. Represents porous, brilliant angular slices.|
Ruthenium is open by Kazan professor Klaus, which in 1844 has found in the rests of the Ural platinum ore a new element which has named ruthenium (from Latin Ruthenia — Russia). Klaus has received ruthenium in the pure state, has studied its chemical properties, has determined atomic weight and has specified similarity between triads ruthenium — rhodium — palladium and osmium — iridium — platinum.