The most dense metal on Earth is osmium, which weighs 22.6 kilograms per liter. The element osmium is so dense that a block that is 2 cubic feet in size weighs about the same as a 3,400-pound automobile. Osmium has twice the density of lead, and it is heavier than other metals found on Earth, such as gold and tungsten.
Osmium is a brittle and hard metal that is mainly retrieved during the processing of nickel and platinum ores. It is mostly used to produce extremely tough alloys. It is also used to manufacture electrical contacts, ball point pens, record player needles and fountain pens. Osmium was originally discovered in 1803 by a British chemist named Smithson Tennant.Learn More
An elevated level of gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, or gamma GT, is defined as any level above 51 international units per liter. Normal range for gamma GT is anywhere between 0 and 51 international units per liter.Full Answer >
The heaviest metal on the periodic table of elements is osmium. Its density is 22.57 grams per cubic centimeter, which is twice that of the element lead. A quarter-gallon of osmium weighs 50 pounds when compared to a quarter-gallon of water, which weighs only 2.2 pounds.Full Answer >
Sodium is classified as a metal. A metal is an element that usually contains between one and three electrons in its outer energy levels. Metals conduct heat and electricity well, can be hammered into sheets, are lustrous and usually exists as solids at room temperature.Full Answer >
Silicon is a metalloid. This means it has some qualities of a metal but lacks others. For example, though a lump of silicon has the luster of a metal, it's also brittle. Silicon can also be alloyed with metals like copper and aluminum to make them stronger.Full Answer >