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Main article: Iridium
Iridium was discovered by Smithson Tennant, Antoine Fourcroy, Louis Vanquelin, Hippolyte Collet-Descotils at 1803 in England, France. It has an Atomic # of 77 and is a hard, brittle, lustrous, dense, transition metal of the platinum family. It is silvery-white and it is notable for being the most corrosion resistant element known. It is unaffected by air, water and acids. It is Solid at 298K, Its boiling point is at 8,000' F (4,427' C) and its melting point is at 4,436' F (2,447' C).
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