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Definition of Osmium

Osmium
Osmium Os"mi*um, n. [Gr. ? a smell, odor, akin to ? to smell. So named in allusion to the strong chlorinelike odor of osmic tetroxide. See Odor.] (Chem.) A rare metallic element of the platinum group, found native as an alloy in platinum ore, and in iridosmine. It is a hard, infusible, bluish or grayish white metal, and the heaviest substance known. Its tetroxide is used in histological experiments to stain tissues. Symbol Os. Atomic weight 191.1. Specific gravity 22.477.

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- Osmium (from Ancient Gr**** ὀσμή (osmḗ) 'smell') is a chemical element; it has symbol Os and atomic number 76. It is a hard, brittle, bluish-white transition...
- Osmium tetroxide (also osmium(VIII) oxide) is the chemical compound with the formula OsO4. The compound is noteworthy for its many uses, despite its toxicity...
- Osmium (76Os) has seven naturally occurring isotopes, five of which are stable: 187Os, 188Os, 189Os, 190Os, and (most abundant) 192Os. The other natural...
- Look up Osmium or osmium in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Osmium is a chemical element with symbol Os and atomic number 76. Osmium may also refer to:...
- Osmium is the debut album of American funk band Parliament, led by George Clinton. The album has a psychedelic soul sound with a spirit of experimentation...
- a marked change in the ratio of seawater osmium isotopes. The relative abundance of osmium-187 over osmium-188 declines strongly through most of the...
- Osmium octafluoride is an inorganic chemical compound of osmium metal and fluorine with the chemical formula OsF8. Some sources consider it to be a still...
- Osmium bromide may refer to: Osmium(IV) bromide (osmium tetrabromide), OsBr4 Osmium(III) bromide (osmium tribromide), OsBr3 This set index article lists...
- Osmium fluoride may refer to: Osmium(IV) fluoride (osmium tetrafluoride), OsF4 Osmium(V) fluoride (osmium pentafluoride), OsF5 Osmium(VI) fluoride (osmium...
- experiments have confirmed that h****ium behaves as the heavier homologue to osmium, reacting readily with oxygen to form a volatile tetroxide. The chemical...