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A supposed chemical element discovered in 1877, later found to be a mixture of iridium and rhodium.
a rare metallic element found in platinum ore. It is a white malleable substance. Symbol Da. Atomic weight 154
Origin: [Named after Sir Humphry Davy, the English chemist.]
Davyum was the proposed name for a chemical element found by the chemist Serge Kern in 1877. It was shown that the material was a mixture of iridium and rhodium. In the 1950 it was proposed that the new metal might have contained also rhenium, which was not discovered at the time of Kern.
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