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The Metal Men
Gold, Platinum, Lead, Iron, Mercury, Tin, Doc Magnus



The cleverest of the Metal Men and the acknowledged leader of the group in Doc Magnus's absence. Gold is calm and methodical and quick to praise the other members of the Metal Men and to use the group to the best of their abilities. Gold often has to keep the peace between the fiery Platinum and the temperamental Mercury. As Gold states himself "I am Gold, symbol AU, for Aurum, atomic number 79, atomic weight 197.2. I melt at 1063 degrees centigrade. An ounce of me can be drawn into a wire 50 miles long or hammered into a sheet 4 millionths of an inch thin!"

Gold Facts and information

Gold does not react with most chemicals but is attacked by chlorine, fluorine, aqua regia and cyanide.
Gold dissolves in Mercury. (Which I'm sure Mercury has pointed out)
Gold is insoluble in nitric acid, which will dissolve most other metals. Nitric acid has long been used to confirm    the presence of gold in items
Gold is a great conductor of heat and electricity
Gold can be made into thread and used in embroidery.
Gold produces a deep, intense red color when used as a coloring agent in glass.
Gold performs critical functions in computers, communications equipment, spacecraft, jet aircraft engines, and a host of other products.
Gold's anti-oxidant properties has led to its widespread use as a thin layer coating electrical connectors, thereby ensuring good connections.
Gold alloys are used in restorative dentistry, especially in tooth restorations

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Physical properties
Melting point 1337.33 K
(1064.18 C, 1947.52 F)
Boiling point 3129 K
(2856 C, 5173 F)
Heat of fusion 12.55 kJmol−1
Heat of vaporization 324 kJmol−1
Heat capacity (25 C) 25.418 Jmol−1K−1



Platinum or Tina as she is commonly known is the only female member of The Metal Men. She has a faulty 'responsometer' which makes here act like a real human woman. Tina is in love with Doc Magnus and the two regularly verbally spar with the Doc threatening to repair her 'responsometer'.  She is very fiery and tempestuous and get very angry whenever Doc has a date and will happily try to split him up and get his attention back to her. She has a personality clash with Mercury the other firebrand of The Metal Men

Platinum Facts and information

Platinum's wear- and tarnish-resistance characteristics are well suited for making fine jewellery
Platinum is more precious than gold
Platinum possesses high resistance to chemical attack
Platinum was discussed by astronomer Antonio de Ulloa and Don Jorge Juan y Santacilia
World supply of Platinum is around 7 million troy ounces (199,000 kg) per year
Platinum is almost two times heavier than gold.
Platinum is one of the noble metals
Platinum is often found chemically un-combined as native platinum

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Physical properties
Melting point 2041.4 K
(1768.3 C, 3214.9 F)
Boiling point 4098 K
(3825 C, 6917 F)
Heat of fusion 22.17 kJmol−1
Heat of vaporization 469 kJmol−1
Heat capacity (25 C) 25.86 Jmol−1K−1



Iron is the strong man of the group often combining with Lead to work as a closely knit unit. Fearless and brave Iron has no problems sacrificing himself to the greater good. Iron does not get involved with internal group difficulties and keeps himself apart from in-fighting  As he says himself "If you want anything done ask me"

Iron Facts and information

Iron is a chemical element with the symbol Fe
Iron is believed to be the tenth most abundant element in the universe
Iron is also the most abundant element by mass, making up 35% of the mass of the Earth as a whole
Iron is a necessary trace element used by all known living organisms
Excessive iron is toxic to humans, because excess ferrous iron reacts with peroxides in the body, producing free radicals
The first iron used by mankind, far back in prehistory, came from meteors
Iron suffers badly from rust if not protected in some way
The combination of low cost and high strength make iron indispensable

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Physical properties
Melting point 1811 K
(1538 C, 2800 F)
Boiling point 3134 K
(2861 C, 5182 F)
Heat of fusion 13.81 kJmol−1
Heat of vaporization 340 kJmol−1
Heat capacity (25 C) 25.10 Jmol−1K−1



Lead is the workhorse of the Metal Men, slow witted but invariably the first of the team to step up to the plate. Lead combines excellently with Iron. "I'm used as a shield against harmful rays including radiation "

Lead Facts and information

Lead is a chemical element that has the symbol Pb
lead is bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes to dull grey when exposed to air
lead is a potent neurotoxin which accumulates in soft tissues and bone over time
Lead is highly resistant to corrosion
Molten lead is used as a coolant, eg. for lead cooled fast reactors
Lead is used as projectiles for firearms because of its density, low cost, ease of use due and low melting point
Lead is used as a colouring element in ceramic glazes, notably in the colours red and yellow
Lead is a major constituent of the lead-acid battery used extensively in car batteries.

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Physical properties

Melting point

600.61 K
(327.46 C, 621.43 F)

Boiling point

2022 K
(1749 C, 3180 F)

Heat of fusion

4.77 kJmol−1

Heat of vaporization

179.5 kJmol−1

Heat capacity

(25 C) 26.650 Jmol−1K−1

Mercury is the firebrand of the group, confrontational and hot headed he regularly gets into scrapes with the rest of the group especially Platinum. He feels his talents are not truly recognized and think that he should be leader of The Metal Men. "I'm Mercury the only metal liquid at room temperature. I react to temperature changes like a hot rod. I'm full of steam, I'm dynamite I'm..."

Mercury facts and information

Mercury is also called Quicksilver
Mercury is used primarily for the manufacture of industrial chemicals or for electrical and electronic applications
Mercury was once used in the amalgamation process of refining gold and silver ores
Mercury's chemical symbol is Hg
Mercury was named after the Roman god Mercury, known for speed and mobility
Mercury was used for wood preservation and the silvering of mirrors
Mercury use was thought to prolong life, heal fractures, and maintain generally good health
Liquid mercury was sometimes used as a coolant for nuclear reactors


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Physical properties
Melting point 234.32 K
(-38.83 C, -37.89 F)
Boiling point 629.88 K
(356.73 C, 674.11 F)
Heat of fusion 2.29  kJmol−1
Heat of vaporization 59.11  kJmol−1
Heat capacity (25 C) 27.983  Jmol−1K−1
Tin is the kind caring member of the group he has a terribly low self esteem and believes that he is not worth of being part of the Metal Men. He is however very brave and is happy to put his life on the line for his comrades. Tin suffers from a stammer bought on by his insecurity. "I'm Tin, softer than Zinc but harder then Lead! N-n-no offence meant Mr Lead! I turn to powder at 200 degrees centigrade but I'll do my best to be worthy of you all, if you'll give me a chance."

Tin facts and information

Tin has the chemical symbol Sn
Tin is not easily oxidised and resists corrosion
Tin is a malleable, ductile, highly crystalline, silvery-white metal
Tin can be highly polished and is used as a protective coat for other metals
Tin bonds readily with Iron
Tin foil was once a common wrapping material for foods and drugs
Tin becomes a superconductor below 3.72 K
Tin is the element with the greatest number of stable isotopes (ten)


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Physical properties
Melting point 505.08 K
(231.93 C, 449.47 F)
Boiling point 2875 K
(2602 C, 4716 F)
Heat of fusion (white) 7.03  kJmol−1
Heat of vaporization (white) 296.1  kJmol−1
Heat capacity (25 C) (white)
27.112  Jmol−1K−1


Doc Magnus    
Creator of the Metal Men, genius scientist who created the revolutionary 'responsometer' which give the Metal Men their unique ability to react to almost any situation. Besides creating the Metal Men Doc Magnus is responsible for dozens of revolutionary inventions that are seen throughout the Metal Series. Sharing in their many adventures Doc on occasion falls foul of the Metal Men's enemies being turned himself into metal on several occasions

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