Rhenium

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The Wild Toads, Mount Allison University, Sacksville, New Brunswick, Canada

Rhenium, 75, Steve Westcott's research group, The Wildtoads, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New BrunswickRhenium: Our tile features a fighter jet, as the production of metal super alloys used in its jet-propulsion engines is the primary industrial use of rhenium in the world. Rhenium is one of rarest elements on the planet’s surface. The toad holding the signaling flags symbolizes our research logo.

Original artwork by Eric Bowes (a second year student from Miramichi, NB), Steve Westcott and his research group the Wild Toads, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

Atomic properties*

Name:

Symbol:

Atomic number:

Atomic mass:

Melting point:

Boiling point:

Density:

Electronegativity:

Number of isotopes:

State:

Colour:

Classification:

Rhenium

Re

75

186.21 amu

3185°C

5596°C

20.8 g/cm3

1.9

2

Solid

Silvery-white**

Metallic**

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

** Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/