Science, Tech, Math › Science List of Noble Metals Which Metals Are Noble Metals? Share Flipboard Email Print Iridium is one of the noble metals. Greenhorn1, Public Domain License Science Chemistry Basics Chemical Laws Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated June 06, 2019 Here is a list of noble metals, which are metals that resist oxidation and corrosion. RutheniumRhodiumPalladiumSilverOsmiumIridiumPlatinumGold Some lists include mercury as a noble metal. Rhenium is also included as a noble metal by some scientists and engineers. While noble metals retain their shiny color, base metals tend to oxidize in moist air. However, some metals that resist corrosion are not considered noble metals. These include titanium, niobium, and tantalum. In atomic physics, the noble metal group consists of copper, silver, and gold. Only these three elements have completely filled d-subshells. Most noble metals are valuable and rare, yet the noble metals are not exactly the same as the precious metals. See a chart of noble and precious metals. Source Brooks, Robert R., ed. (1992). Noble Metals and Biological Systems: Their Role in Medicine, Mineral Exploration, and the Environment. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press. ISBN 9780849361647.