Number of Energy Levels:
Electrons on the outer energy level:
Protons / Electrons:
Top 15 interesting facts about Indium
Indium was discovered in 1863 by Ferdinand Reich. Indium's name derives from the indigo color seen in its spectrum.
Indium's melting point is at 156.61 C (429.76 K, 313.898 F) and its boiling point is at 2000.0 C (2273.15 K, 3632.0 F).
Indium is a soft (it can be cut with a knife), malleable, silvery-white, and ductile metal.
Indium does not react with water under normal conditions.
Indium is very rare in Earth's crust (the 68
most abundant element in Earth's crust).
Indium is very important for industry.
Indium has a very low melting point which makes it an easily fusible metal.
Indium is primarily produced from zinc ores.
Indium is also used for coating of high-speed bearings.
Indium's main use is in liquid crystals displays and touch-screens.
Indium's naturally occurring isotopes are 113-In (stable) and 115-In.
38 other isotopes of indium are known.
115-In is radioactive and makes up more than 95% of all indium.
Indium's main producers are China, Canada, Japan, and South Korea.
Indium is considered non-toxic metal.
back to index