(So named (Latin indicum, "indigo") in 1863 by F. Reich and H. T. Richter, German metallurgists, because of the two indigo lines in its spectrum) A rare metallic chemical element, soft, ductile, and silver-white, occurring in some zinc ores and used in producing bearings and various alloys that melt at relatively low temperatures.

Symbol: In
Atomic number: 49
Atomic weight: 114.818
Density (at room temperature and pressure): 7.31 g/cc
Melting point: 156.61°C
Boiling point: 2,080°C
Valence: +3
Ground state electron configuration: [Kr]4d105s25p1