Ruthenium

Ruthenium

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One last periodic table track to make it to my minimum goal of matching my age with the # on the table I got to this calendar year. Not my finest work but probably not my worst, either.

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Ruthenium

Name from the Latin name for Russia
Ruthenium's pretty cool
Part of the platinum group of metals
Ruthenium's pretty cool

Nibs for your high-end fountain pens
Rare earth metal used in chip resistors and contacts
Ruthenium alloys well with platinum and palladium
Ruthenium's just cool like that

Relatively inexpensive despite its rarity
Ruthenium's pretty cool
Used in chlorine, ammonia, acetic acid production
Ruthenium's pretty cool

Nibs for your high-end fountain pens
Rare earth metal used in chip resistors and contacts
Ruthenium alloys well with platinum and palladium
Ruthenium's just cool like that

44 44 44 44
I did my research, can't find much more
44 44 44 44
Ruthenium's 44



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AndyGetch's picture

A fun and educational listen. Pretty cool indeed!

headfirstonly's picture

You know I have a fountain pen habit, right? So now I need to make sure that I have a pen with a ruthenium nib in my collection. I shall consider that a challenge and set myself a deadline of being able to write at least one set of lyrics for FAWM next year using it (although I understand from fountain pen forums that ruthenium compounds are toxic, and should not be handled!)

Laughing at "I did my research, can't find much more" - oh man, I have been there!

Chip Withrow's picture

You know how much I love these element songs of yours!
This one has awonderful jangly folk-pop feel - I love songs like that. (And I typed "like that" at almost the same time you sang it!)
Great ending verse and guitar jam!

cleanshoes's picture

Boy, all these songs are teaching me just how little I really know about the periodic table. Had to laugh at the "did my research, can't find much more" line!