106Pd Isotope Information and Examples of Enriched 106Pd Applications:

Palladium-106 isotope (Pd-106 isotope, 106Pd isotope)

  • 106Pd isotope is used for chemical yield evaluation in neutron activation analysis;

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Properties Of 106Pd Isotope:

Property106Pd
Neutron Number (N)60
Atomic Number / Proton Number (Z)46
Mass Number / Nucleon Number (A)106
Natural Abundance (%)0.2733
Atomic Mass (Da)105.90348
Relative Isotopic Mass105.90348
Spin0
Quadrupole Moment0
g-factor (g value)0
Half-life
Group10
Period5
Electron Configuration Blockd
Melting Point (K)1825
Boiling Point (K)3413
Specific Heat0.244
Heat of Formation376.6
Thermal Conductivity71.8
Dipole Polarizability 26.14
Electron Affinity (kJ/mole)0.562
Electronegativity (Pauling scale)2.2
Atomic Radius (pm)137
Covalent Radius (pm)140
VDW Radius (pm)237
Lattice Constant3.89
Crystal StructureFCC
Jmol color#006985

Palladium Information

Soft white ductile transition element. Found with some copper and nickel ores. Does not react with oxygen at normal temperatures. Dissolves slowly in hydrochloric acid. Discovered in 1803 by W.H. Wollaston.

Used as a substitue for silver in dental items and jewelry. The pure metal is used as the delicate mainsprings in analog wristwatches. Also used in surgical instruments and as catalyst .

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