Platinum is a silvery-white metal, when pure, and is malleable and ductile. It has a coefficient of expansion almost equal to that of soda-lime-silica glass, and is therefore used to make sealed electrodes in glass systems. The metal does not oxidize in air at any temperature, but is corroded by halogens, cyanides, sulfur, and caustic alkalis.
Melting point: 1768.4 °C Boiling point: 3825 °C
A rod is a uniform straight strand of a pure metal with a diameter >2mm.