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No. 502: Periodic Table: 44 Ruthenium

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Periodic Table: 44 Ruthenium

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 44 RUTHENIUM
T-Rex: A polyvalent white metal, which resists all acids[1]. Named after Ruthenia, which is the Latin name for Russia[2]. Used to make platinum alloys harder.
Utahraptor: So if a hard metal album goes platinum...
Utahraptor: and sells even more, it could go platinum-ruthenium alloy!
Utahraptor: Even harder!
T-Rex: Yes, and it resists acid rock too.
T-Rex: No joke!

The author writes:

[1] Including aqua regia! [2] Sort of. Ruthenia, Wikipedia.