Atomic symbol: Pd
Atomic number: 46
Atomic mass: 106.42
Appearance: Silvery white solid at 25°C
Series: Transition metals
Electron configuration: 1s² 2s² 2p⁶ 3s² 3p⁶ 3d¹⁰ 4s² 4p⁶ 4d¹⁰
Malleable, soft, and ductile.
Predominantly used in catalytic converters and in fuel cells.
Fun Fact! Palladium can absorb up to 900 times its own volume of hydrogen, swelling up like a sponge absorbing water as it does so.