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[*] posted on 26-3-2014 at 10:00


Quote: Originally posted by rskennymore  
Gotta go with the big W. It stay's cool no matter how hot it gets.:cool:


Not exactly.

http://what-if.xkcd.com/89

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[*] posted on 29-3-2014 at 05:54


Quote: Originally posted by Brain&Force  
Quote: Originally posted by rskennymore  
Gotta go with the big W. It stay's cool no matter how hot it gets.:cool:


Not exactly.

http://what-if.xkcd.com/89

[Edited on 26.3.2014 by Brain&Force]


Great, now I want a countertop made of tungsten.
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[*] posted on 29-3-2014 at 06:03


I just looked up tungsten countertops, and unsurprisingly, they don't sell them anywhere. However, they do sell countertops in this beige color which they call tungsten for no logical reason. (:

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[*] posted on 30-3-2014 at 19:41


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Flourine, because it steals every electron it wants. :cool:



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[*] posted on 30-3-2014 at 19:48


Quote: Originally posted by Xenon1898  
Quote: Originally posted by Steam  
Flourine, because it steals every electron it wants. :cool:



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This is a picture from a Periodicvideos video about fluorine and is a picture of the ignition of fluorine with charcoal.





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[*] posted on 30-3-2014 at 19:49


Fluorine reacting with carbon.
As seen in this video.
Ahh, Pinkhippo11 beat me to it.

[Edited on 31-3-2014 by Zyklonb]




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[*] posted on 30-3-2014 at 23:59


Tantalum

It's exceedingly rare. According to Wikipedia, in the solar system, it is the rarest non-radioactive element, and second overall besides Uranium.

It has a beautiful blue/purple tinge to it.

It's one of the most refractory metals known.

It has utterly insane resistance to corrosion from almost any chemical you can imagine.

It can be anodized similar to Titanium and Niobium to form pretty, colorful oxide layers.

It has the only known indefinitely stable/naturally occurring nuclear isomer. Decay of Ta-180m has never been observed. In fact, Ta-180m is the rarest isotope in the universe.

Tantalum is just all around awesome!


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[*] posted on 31-3-2014 at 05:49


Mercury Is one of those elements that has always made me excited! :)



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[*] posted on 31-3-2014 at 06:53


Ag, runners up Ni, Ta, Co.
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