Definition of Ruthenium

1. Noun. A rare polyvalent metallic element of the platinum group; it is found associated with platinum.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 44, Ru
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element



Definition of Ruthenium

1. n. A rare element of the light platinum group, found associated with platinum ores, and isolated as a hard, brittle steel-gray metal which is very infusible. Symbol Ru. Atomic weight 103.5. Specific gravity 12.26. See Platinum metals, under Platinum.

Definition of Ruthenium

1. Noun. a metallic chemical element (''symbol'' Ru) with an atomic number of 44. ¹

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Definition of Ruthenium

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Medical Definition of Ruthenium

1. A rare element of the light platinum group, found associated with platinum ores, and isolated as a hard, brittle steel-gray metal which is very infusible. Specific gravity 12.26. See Platinum metals, under Platinum. Atomic weight: 103.5 Abbreviation: Ru Origin: NL. So named from the Ruthenians, a Little Russian people, as coming from Russia, the metal having been found in the Ural mountains. (30 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Ruthenium

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1. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"See Separation of Rhodium from ruthenium. Separation of ruthenium from Osmium. See Separation of Osmium from ruthenium. GRAVIMETRIC METHODS FOR THE ..."

2. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1917)
"The ruthenium is then precipitated from an acid solution by additions of granulated zinc. A separation may be made by alloying with silver and dissolving ..."

3. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Harold Govett Colman, Arthur Harden (1902)
"ruthenium Monoxide, RuO.—If the finely-divided metal be frequently powdered, and after each pulverisation ignited in chlorine ..."

4. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"ruthenium lias a specific gravity of 12'261 at 0° ; like iridium it is hard and ... ruthenium AND OXYGEN. 658 ruthenium forms no less than six oxides, ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemical Solubilities: Inorganic by Arthur Messinger Comey, Dorothy Anna Hahn (1921)
"Mixture of Ru and RuO2. (Debray and Joly, CR 106. 1494.) See ruthenium ... ruthenium oxychloride, Ru(OH)Cl2. Very sol. in H2O, but decomp. bv an excess. ..."

6. Select Methods in Chemical Analysis: (chiefly Inorganic) by William Crookes (1886)
"The- presence of the least trace of ruthenium is easily detected by adding a drop ... The method of obtaining pure ruthenium from the double ruthenium and ..."

7. Select Methods in Chemical Analysis. (Chiefly Inorganic). by William Crookes (1871)
"The filtrate is perfectly free from ruthenium ; it is to be evaporated with ... The washed sulphide of ruthenium is to be treated, together with the filter, ..."

8. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1869)
"This reaction serves for the separation of iridium from platinum. ruthenium. Atomic weight, 104. Symbol, Ru. This metal, discovered by Claus, in 1840, ..."

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