Palladium Metal: Miracle metal of the 21st century

Palladium (Pd or Atomic Number 46) has a natural white lustre like platinum. Palladium is not found in nature as a free metal, but is often found alloyed with other metals. Palladium is a special metal that has played a significant role in the fight against global pollution, despite it taking nearly 200 years for its significance to be identified. Palladium is a good conductor of electricity and heat.