Palladium is a shiny, silvery element with the atomic symbol Pd. It was discovered in 1803 and was named after an asteroid. William Hyde Wollaston discovered it. Palladium is popular for jewellery as it is malleable and doesn’t tarnish in the air. The main use of palladium is used in catalytic converters. Palladium is rarer than gold and platinum. The price of palladium is increasing due to the demand for it. It has increased due to car makers needing it because of a worldwide attempt to tackle air pollution.
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