Platinum has a melting point of 1772 degrees Celsius, or 3221.6 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a boiling point of 3827 degrees Celsius, or 6920.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
Platinum is a silvery-white metal. It's malleable, a good conductor of electricity and resistant to corrosion and tarnishing. In 1735, Antonio Ulloa found platinum and brought it to London from Central America. Platinum is obtained from platinum ores and is used to make jewelry and containers. It is a catalyst for anticancer drugs and for catalytic converters in car exhausts. Platinum is one of the elements in a group known as the platinum group metals.