noble metal

noble metal
metals such as gold, silver and platinum which are resistant to corrosion by all but the most powerful acids.

Mechanics glossary. 2013.

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  • Noble metal — Noble metals are metals that are resistant to corrosion or oxidation, unlike most base metals. They tend to be precious metals, often due to rarity in the crust of the Earth. The noble metals are considered to be (in order of increasing atomic… …   Wikipedia

  • Noble metal — Noble metal. См. Благородный металл. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • noble metal — noun any metal that is resistant to corrosion or oxidation • Hypernyms: ↑metallic element, ↑metal • Hyponyms: ↑gold, ↑Au, ↑atomic number 79, ↑platinum, ↑Pt, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • noble metal — taurusis metalas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. noble metal; non reactive metal vok. Edelmetall, n; edles Metall, n rus. благородный металл, m pranc. métal noble, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • noble metal — any of a number of metals, as gold, silver, mercury, or platinum, that resist oxidation when heated in air, and solution by inorganic acids. [1350 1400; ME: precious metal] * * * ▪ chemistry       any of several metallic chemical elements that… …   Universalium

  • noble metal — noun A metal resistant to corrosion, oxidizing and tarnishing, such as gold, platinum, copper and mercury …   Wiktionary

  • noble metal — a metal that is highly resistant to oxidation and corrosion; cf. base m …   Medical dictionary

  • noble metal — noun Chemistry a metal (e.g. gold, silver, or platinum) that resists attack by acids and other reagents and does not corrode …   English new terms dictionary

  • noble metal — /ˈnoʊbəl mɛtl/ (say nohbuhl metl) noun a metal which is highly resistant to corrosion and oxidation …   Australian English dictionary

  • noble metal — A rare or precious metal (such as gold, silver, mercury, platinum) which conducts electricity very well, resists corrosion, and is inert; some are used as catalysts in catalytic converters …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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