Sciencemadness Discussion Board
Not logged in [Login ]
Go To Bottom

Printable Version  
 Pages:  1    3
Author: Subject: Favorite element
copperastic
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 158
Registered: 15-3-2014
Location: In your basement
Member Is Offline

Mood: Good

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 12:17
Favorite element


Hi, I was wondering what everyones favorite element is. Mine is copper.



View user's profile View All Posts By User
HgDinis25
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 439
Registered: 14-3-2014
Location: Portugal
Member Is Offline

Mood: Who drank my mercury?

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 12:22


I believe the correct place to post this is in Miscellaneous . However my favourite element has always been mercury.
To start, it's the most beautiful metal. That shiny liquid, so so so dense, never ceases to amaze me. Having it floating around in a Petri dish is one of the most beautiful sites a human being can ever lay eyes upon.
Then you have all the ignorance and myths about elemental mercury toxicity and plain stupidity that make it look an evil demon, wich is very appealing to me.
Of course, aquous chemistry with mercury isn't as fun as other transition metals, but the possibility of amlgamation beats that xD
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
copperastic
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 158
Registered: 15-3-2014
Location: In your basement
Member Is Offline

Mood: Good

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 12:24


Oh sorry i dont really get want goes in what section. My dad once got mad at me for taking the cap off my thermostat to look at the mercury.



View user's profile View All Posts By User
IrC
International Hazard
*****




Posts: 2710
Registered: 7-3-2005
Location: Eureka
Member Is Offline

Mood: Discovering

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 13:17


Iridium




"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" Richard Feynman
View user's profile View All Posts By User
HgDinis25
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 439
Registered: 14-3-2014
Location: Portugal
Member Is Offline

Mood: Who drank my mercury?

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 13:18


Quote: Originally posted by IrC  
Iridium


May I ask why?
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
Zyklon-A
International Hazard
*****




Posts: 1547
Registered: 26-11-2013
Member Is Offline

Mood: Fluorine radical

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 13:39


Iodine or sulfur, although it has changed a lot over the past few months, and likely will change again.
I like both of them because of the cool covalent compounds that they can make.




View user's profile View All Posts By User
unionised
International Hazard
*****




Posts: 5098
Registered: 1-11-2003
Location: UK
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 13:47


Gold!
Lots of Gold!
:D
View user's profile View All Posts By User
blogfast25
International Hazard
*****




Posts: 10562
Registered: 3-2-2008
Location: Neverland
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 14:01


Unununium.



View user's profile View All Posts By User
plante1999
International Hazard
*****




Posts: 1936
Registered: 27-12-2010
Member Is Offline

Mood: Mad as a hatter

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 14:01


Platinum, mercury, Titanium, and chlorine I think



I never asked for this.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
macckone
International Hazard
*****




Posts: 2159
Registered: 1-3-2013
Location: Over a mile high
Member Is Offline

Mood: Electrical

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 14:10


Hydrogen - everything starts with hydrogen
View user's profile View All Posts By User
forgottenpassword
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 374
Registered: 12-12-2013
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 15:53


Fire.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
HgDinis25
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 439
Registered: 14-3-2014
Location: Portugal
Member Is Offline

Mood: Who drank my mercury?

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 15:54


Quote: Originally posted by forgottenpassword  
Fire.


Water beats fire...
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
bismuthate
National Hazard
****




Posts: 803
Registered: 28-9-2013
Location: the island of stability
Member Is Offline

Mood: self reacting

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 16:04


Arsenic or antimony. (Probably arsenic)

[Edited on 18-3-2014 by bismuthate]




I'm not a liar, I'm just an enthusiastic celebrant of opposite day.
I post pictures of chemistry on instagram as bismuthate. http://iconosquare.com/bismuthate
or this viewer if you don't have an instagram (it sucks though) http://web.stagram.com/n/bismuthate
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
forgottenpassword
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 374
Registered: 12-12-2013
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 16:06


True. Lead then, because it's the lead compound.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Dany
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 482
Registered: 3-8-2013
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 16:13


Californium 252 (252Cf)

252Cf was discovered in the debris of the first U.S thermonuclear explosion (Ivy Mike, 1952). Glenn SEABORG found that 3% of 252Cf atoms decays by spontaneous fission (and the rest via alpha decaying), which make 252Cf a compact source of neutron for research. One microgram of 252Cf emits 2.314×106 fast neutrons/s.

Dany.

[Edited on 18-3-2014 by Dany]
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Metacelsus
International Hazard
*****




Posts: 2529
Registered: 26-12-2012
Location: Boston, MA
Member Is Offline

Mood: Double, double, toil and trouble

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 16:58


Carbon -- its chemistry is so interesting and complex.



As below, so above.

My blog: https://denovo.substack.com
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Zephyr
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 341
Registered: 30-8-2013
Location: Seattle, WA
Member Is Offline


[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 17:04


My favorite elements are bromine, mercury and sodium.




Sciencemadness Patches for sale! U2U me if you are interested.
http://imgur.com/a/QmpHn http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=62566&...
View user's profile View All Posts By User
numos
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 269
Registered: 22-2-2014
Location: Pasadena
Member Is Offline

Mood: No Mood

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 17:06


Bromine!

So beautiful - dark blood red, you wouldn't think it was a pure element if you didn't know what it was. To me it's the most unique element, the only liquid nonmetal at room temp.

But so toxic - everything has a dark side.

Also it's a halogen, and like the rest of the halogens, it's so wonderfully reactive - it loves to bond! :D
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Praxichys
International Hazard
*****




Posts: 1063
Registered: 31-7-2013
Location: Detroit, Michigan, USA
Member Is Offline

Mood: Coprecipitated

[*] posted on 17-3-2014 at 18:41


I second Cheddite and go with carbon. It's the nuts and bolts for the world around us.



View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
sasan
Hazard to Self
**




Posts: 92
Registered: 22-2-2014
Location: TEHRAN / IRAN
Member Is Offline

Mood: Radiative

[*] posted on 18-3-2014 at 02:49


Chromium,cobalt
Both of these elements have a wide range of complexes in all colors
And the fat osmium !!most dense material man discovered,and very expensive and rare
View user's profile View All Posts By User
nezza
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 324
Registered: 17-4-2011
Location: UK
Member Is Offline

Mood: phosphorescent

[*] posted on 18-3-2014 at 14:17


Have to go with Caesium or Phosphorus.

Caesium - Commercial samples are a lovely pale gold colour and it melts in your hand (In a sealed vial of course). It also has some interesting reactions with water and a pretty flame colour.

White Phosphorus - So beautiful and so dangerous.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
DraconicAcid
International Hazard
*****




Posts: 4261
Registered: 1-2-2013
Location: The tiniest college campus ever....
Member Is Offline

Mood: Semi-victorious.

[*] posted on 18-3-2014 at 14:21


Quote: Originally posted by sasan  
Chromium,cobalt
Both of these elements have a wide range of complexes in all colors
And the fat osmium !!most dense material man discovered,and very expensive and rare


Spoken like someone who has never worked with osmium. God, that stuff reeks. I will never, ever again work with that shit.




Please remember: "Filtrate" is not a verb.
Write up your lab reports the way your instructor wants them, not the way your ex-instructor wants them.
View user's profile View All Posts By User
HgDinis25
Hazard to Others
***




Posts: 439
Registered: 14-3-2014
Location: Portugal
Member Is Offline

Mood: Who drank my mercury?

[*] posted on 18-3-2014 at 14:24


Quote: Originally posted by DraconicAcid  
Quote: Originally posted by sasan  
Chromium,cobalt
Both of these elements have a wide range of complexes in all colors
And the fat osmium !!most dense material man discovered,and very expensive and rare


Spoken like someone who has never worked with osmium. God, that stuff reeks. I will never, ever again work with that shit.


Hahaha the smell of Osmium Tetroxide. Don't think it is bad until you've tried Phenyl Isonitrile...
View user's profile Visit user's homepage View All Posts By User
IrC
International Hazard
*****




Posts: 2710
Registered: 7-3-2005
Location: Eureka
Member Is Offline

Mood: Discovering

[*] posted on 18-3-2014 at 15:40


Quote: Originally posted by HgDinis25  
Quote: Originally posted by IrC  
Iridium


May I ask why?


Because it is easier to obtain than unobtainium? Because it's the shinier half of my forum name?




"Science is the belief in the ignorance of the experts" Richard Feynman
View user's profile View All Posts By User
Brain&Force
Hazard to Lanthanides
*****




Posts: 1302
Registered: 13-11-2013
Location: UW-Madison
Member Is Online

Mood: Incommensurately modulated

[*] posted on 18-3-2014 at 16:27


Terbium! It's fluorescent and magnetic. Gallium is also pretty interesting, as are holmium, vanadium, and chromium. I'd like to get my hands on europium as well, because its different oxidation states apparently have different fluorescent properties.

The lanthanides are a really underrated group of elements.




At the end of the day, simulating atoms doesn't beat working with the real things...
View user's profile View All Posts By User
 Pages:  1    3

  Go To Top