Platinum is a beautiful silvery-white metal, when pure, and is malleable and ductile. Platinum is one of the elements which has an alchemical symbol, shown. Platinum is a chemical element with symbol Pt and atomic number It is a dense, malleable, ductile, highly unreactive, precious, gray-white transition metal. Noble metal · Precious metal · List of countries by platinum · Catalytic converter. Properties, sources and uses of the element platinum. Atomic symbol (on the periodic table of elements): Pt ; Atomic weight (average mass of. Made Recently View more 15 total. Stainless is very hard, and does not scratch easily, while platinum is softer, and may have a small number of scratches or scuffs. If you get any acid on your hands you will burn your skin. Hello - blonde hair, expensive jewellery, a new generation of catalysts and anti cancer drugs plus a mistake that cost the Spanish conquistadors very dear. High-end and specialist precious metal dealers use XRF X-ray fluorescence testing to accurately identify the platinum content of jewellery. Of course, that was prior to Lavoisier's beheading at the height of the French Revolution in Navigation menu Personal tools Not logged in Talk Contributions Create account Log in.