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There are a few papers on Zinc-Platinum Systems (e.g., Ref.1 and 2, which are also sited in Ref.3), but most of them are in German. However, there were few useful data published by Johnson and Dillon in their Research and Development Report (Ref.4): $$ \bf{The \ structures \ of \ platinum-zinc \ intermetallic \ phases}\\ \begin{array}{l|l r r} \hline \text{...


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Do you say stainless steel? Stainless steel is an alloy of $\ce{Ni, Cr, Fe}$ with other trace elements, and owes its apparent resistance to corrosion to a protective, adherent, coating of mixed chrome, nickel, and iron oxides. A large amount is probably $\ce{Cr^3+}$, which is amphoteric and will dissolve in hydroxide solution. Once the protective coating is ...


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