Vilas School, Vilas, Colorado, U.S.A.
Rhodium: The word rhodium came from the Greek word rhodon meaning “rose”. This is why I chose to put a rose in the tile. Also, the metal rhodium is composed of only one isotope therefore there is only a single rose and nothing else in the picture. This demonstrates the idea that there is one isotope and shows how rare and precious the metal really is. Since rhodium is a silvery white and a hard metal I chose to make the rose metallic and lustrous.
Original artwork by Breanna Paige Stafford, Teacher: Elaine Riegel, Vilas School, Vilas, Colorado, U.S.A.
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* 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/