ANSWERS: 34
  • Cobalt
  • Tungsten
  • definately neon.
  • AU ! (gold)
  • without a doubt oxygen, without it i couldn't live
  • Well, there's Ukrainium, an element discovered a year ago. Colored orange, half-life about one year. It aroused revolutionary expectations, but now is just a sad remnant of its former self.
  • Mine is Mercury - HG When I was school and had to learn the periodic table, I had real trouble remembering all the symbols especially Mercury, until my mother one day told me to think of HG Wells and his time machine and for some reason I have never forgotten that HG is Mercury. And I still have no idea why she identified mercury with HG Wells.
  • Since i live in California, my favorite would be Californium =) EDIT: if you check, there is such thing!
  • I have checked and in my dictionary it is spelt Californium and it's an artificially produced radioactive element its atomic number is 98, it's symbol is Cf and it's a biological hazard. Good name though.
  • Mine's Oxygen. Obviously that could be thanks to a project I did on it in school where I learnt all about this fabulous element. Similar to what steve24 said, Oxygen is essential for life.
  • Au, preferably of the white variety with a couple of diamonds. If someone bought me yellow gold , it would be the last thing they bought me!!
  • Einstienium- give you you one good guess who that was named after
  • C - carbon. Number 6 is memory serves. My entire body is based on carbon, the element has such fantastic properties that it can be formed in both very soft materials such as graphite (what you write with in pencils) and incredibly hard materials, such as diamond (the top level of 10 on the mineral hardness scale). Plus recently it seems to have become a widely used word when describing something as as a cool product - such as not just a grey car, its carbon grey. Or try new carbon fragrance, for *real* men.
  • true, but it doesn't apear that carbon is dissappearing but instead drastically increasing!whereas oxygen is quickly depleting on earth(cutting down off rain forest etc-accounts for over 20% of oxygen on earth)
  • I am torn between Xenon because it starts with X and I am a sucker for words that do that (it's a scrabble thing I think) and Boron, because it rhymes with moron.
  • I like Sn- Tin. God knows why
  • Na, sodium, I love the way it reacts with water....
  • Hydrogen top of the Table second Helium rising fast
  • I think it would have to be Manganese because if burned in pure oxygen it has a bright blue flame which I think it very pretty. :o) I also like it because of the uses you can apply it to, such as:- "The dioxide (pyrolusite) is used as a depolarizer in dry cells, and is used to "decolorize" glass that is colored green by impurities of iron. Manganese by itself colors glass an amethyst color, and is responsible for the color of true amethyst. The dioxide is also used in the preparation of oxygen and chlorine, and in drying black paints. The permanganate is a powerful oxidizing agent and is used in quantitative analysis and in medicine. Manganese is widely distributed throughout the animal kingdom. It is an important trace element and may be essential for utilization of vitamin B1. " Text was taken from http://periodic.lanl.gov/elements/25.html
  • yttrium #39
  • Argon. It sounds cool.
  • K - Potassium
  • I saw this: http://www.answerbag.com/q_view/106143 Mine is Gold - AU.
  • RA radium
  • NE Neon, it's a GAS! Ha Ha Ha
  • Praseodymium I had to do a project on that once and it sounds really cool
  • Pt-Platinum.
  • Hydrogen .. its good to be first , wherever u are :-))
  • You guys are LOSERS , every single one of you
  • Without aluminum, we would have no 12 oz. cans of soda sitting by our lap, or have aluminum foil that we use everyday.
  • uh of course the greatest element of all and the cooliest MERCRURY! too bad it kills you.
  • Helium
  • Hafnium: - "it has a very high neutron-capture cross-section, and several isotopes of hafnium nuclei can absorb multiple neutrons" - "Hafnium carbide is the most refractory binary compound known, with a melting point >3890 °C, and hafnium nitride is the most refractory of all known metal nitrides, with a melting point of 3310 °C" - "The nuclear isomer Hf-178-m2 is also a source of cascades of gamma rays whose energies total to 2.45 MeV per decay. It is notable because it has the highest excitation energy of any comparably long-lived isomer of any element. One gram of pure Hf-178-m2 would contain approximately 1330 megajoules of energy, the equivalent of exploding about 317 kilograms (700 pounds) of TNT." - "A hafnium-based compound is employed in high-k dielectric gate insulators in the 45 nm generation of integrated circuits. Intel and IBM through separate laboratory tests found that certain hafnium compounds (e.g. hafnium oxide or hafnium silicate) can be used as more effective insulators than silicon dioxide, and they are planning to use the element to produce faster and more energy efficient chips—by allowing circuitry scaling to be reduced to less than 45 nanometers" - "Hafnium was named for the Latin name Hafnia for "Copenhagen", the home town of Niels Bohr. It was discovered by Dirk Coster and Georg von Hevesy in 1923 in Copenhagen, Denmark"
  • Upsidasium!

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