(above) platinum #1 atoms arranged in a face centred cubic pattern
Platinum: silvery looking precious metal whose atoms are arranged in closely packed hexagonal layers. First and fourth layers are in line with each other. This gives what is known as a face centred cubic pattern or cubic close packing. Platinum is extremely expensive, much more so than gold.
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(above) platinum #2 atoms arranged in a face centred cubic pattern
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