Coolest Elements of the Periodic Table

The Top Ten

1 Bismuth (number 83)

I suppose, since the title is COOLEST Elements (blah blah blah), Bismuth is one of the coolest and probably the most beautiful of all elements. If all elements had the same rarity, I bet Bismuth would be the most expensive. I just adore the rainbow of colors dancing around. Right now I am not voting on the most essential, but the coolest. The prettiest. The awesomest. For Bismuth is the most beautiful element, in my opinion. I don't want to keep rambling about the beauty of Bismuth, so goodbye, my friends.

This element is so pretty and it's also super underrated. Google it, it's so pretty!

Bismuth (No.83) is beautiful element. Bismuth is shiny and constantly changes color. Everyone can be dazzled by this element.

Bismuth is so beautiful with all those reflective metalic colours. It also have one of the most interesting facts!

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2 Carbon (number 6)

Essential to life, and it forms pretty sparkling diamonds. It can also form buckminsterfullerene.

Carbon is life. You could die without it.

Carbon is sick as hell

Essential and cool.Can form the strongest material called Carbyn.Graphene is no longer the world's strongest material but it is also made with carbon.Diamonds are also made with it.Overall Carbon is the coolest element.

3 Gallium (number 31)

How cool is a non-toxic metal that melts in your hand? It's like mercury, but you don't need protective gloves in order to handle it!

Mercury that isn't toxic. Wow

Melts in your hand and isn't toxic

Gallium is not a non-toxic alternative to mercury
It takes a long time to get a large amount of Gallium to melt in your hands.
Also, while it is non-toxic, it can cause skin irritations. Even if it doesn't, it will stain your hand like crazy.
If you accidentally spill it somewhere, you'll have to clean some dark grey stains.
Mercury on the other hand,
It does not stick or stain anywhere and can be cleaned easily thanks to its high surface tension. Unless you're working with mercury salts like Dimethylmercury, you will not get any serious poisoning by just holding it in your hand. Even if you are dumb enough to eat mercury, there is a good chance that it will pass through your system without any ill effects since its really slippery.

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4 Mercury (number 80)

It is my least favourite element. Gallium is a better and cooler substitute. Mercury is extremely dangerous and a few drops could kill you.

The chuck norris of all elements..

Hands down way more interesting than gallium. Its really dense, and its completely liquid at room temprature. It's the only metal and one of the only two elements liquid at room temprature. It was known to the ancients and was used (and is still used) in a wide array of applications. You would not have fluorecent lamps without mercury and up until very recently, it was used in thermometers, tilt switches, batteries, dental fillings, gold mining and so on. It is amazing. - bstrz04

Tastes good

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5 Helium (number 2)

Helium is fascinating stuff! Helium-4 becomes superfluid at 2-3K, one of the greatest quantum effects there is! It was discovered in the spectrum of the Sun, which is also cool! The only element with a boiling point below absolute zero! And what fun we all have when we inhale it!
Helium is the most fascinating element there is! You simply cannot argue!
P.S. it also goes to show that Physics is better than Chemistry!

I always have fun in making balloons and make my voice high because of this gas.

Who doesn't like something that makes your voice high pitched and make things FLY~! SQUEE! WARNING: Don't drink to much or you can die!

6 Technetium (number 43)

The odd man out. Everything around it isn't radioactive, but it is.

Every isotope including the original is radioactive

Looks sick dude

Its cool ya

7 Neodymium (number 60)

Neodymium is used in super strong magnets. Also, I think the name is cool.

Used in subwoofers

8 Cesium (number 55)

The resultant element of mixing Silver's and Gold's colors and not properties. COOL & has the unexpected explosion as well as remarkable extremes.

The crystalline solid form of the element is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen after Bismuth! - JuliaRandomly

This element is pretty cool but its underrated.

It also blows up when you put it in water

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9 Gold (number 79)

Californium is the most expensive I know about so if you're looking for money then that's better

It gives you so much wealth! Hey Who doesn't like money eh?!

10 Holmium (number 67)

Holmium has the highest magnetic strength of all elements. Who doesn't like magnets?

The Contenders

11 Francium (number 87)

Really reactive with water, unfortunately, it lasts too short to find out

Actually, francium is less reactive than cesium due to its mass - bstrz04

Its Col

its cool

12 Tungsten (number 74)

Highest melting and boiling points of all elements, and essential for light bulbs! How cool is Tungsten?!

Almost as hard as diamond, melting point of 3422 degrees Celsius, when alloyed with steel produces some of the strongest cutting tools in the world

Melting point & boiling point second highest of all elements & highest of all metals. When combined with carbon, it becomes tungsten carbide, a substance harder than diamond. 'enough said.

13 Uranium (number 92)

This and plutonium was used to make nuclear bombs and power plants. - VeganTurtle

Sounds like urine. Lol.

14 Iridium (number 77)

A very interesting metal. Also, it isn't naturally present on Earth, so if it is discovered, it is sign of a meteorite strike. - Rocko

This is the second densest metal and can not be corroded even a 2000 degrees Celsius

The "rarest" metal. - JuliaRandomly

15 Iron (number 26)
16 Arsenic (number 33)

Very interesting and poisonous element. Killed many people throughout history but also took care of pests.

Come on, who doesn't love deadly toxins?

I keep joking I put Arsenic in my friends' food. That is a use.

While its know for its dark past, a compound of arsenic (Gallium Arsenide) is used in the most efficient solar panels. - bstrz04

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17 Astatine (number 85)

In my opinion, Astatine must be #1. It belongs to the same group as that of Halogens like Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine and Iodine, but is completely different from them. It is extremely radioactive and is a product of nuclear decay. Only 31 grams of Astatine are known to be present in the Earth - styLIShT

The scientifics don't even know its color. (probably black) - waldo

18 Xenon (number 54)

Xenon glows purple when an electric current is run through it.

Great shade of blue! - JuliaRandomly

19 Dubnium (number 105)
20 Silicon (number 14)

Oh, What would you do without glass? Glass is 75 per cent made of SiO2.

21 Osmium (number 76)

It's the densest element out there - bstrz04

22 Hydrogen (number 1)

Without it we would not be able to drive our cars

Most abundant element in the universe - JuliaRandomly

Is the best

23 Fluorine (number 9)

The most poisonous, strongest and of cause coolest element

Most electronegative element - JuliaRandomly

24 Chlorine (number 17)

Toxic, yet essential to life. And it's a lovely shade of green!

(please don't do that)

25 Neptunium (number 93)
26 Einsteinium (number 99)
27 Plutonium (number 94) Plutonium (number 94)
28 Neon (number 10)

Neon is the coolest, LIGHT UP SIGNS - mtndewlord

29 Antimony (number 51)

Best element ever

30 Copper (number 29)

Most available pricey element

31 Polonium (number 84)

First radioactive element in the Periodic Table.

Actually, the first element without any stable isotopes is Technetium - bstrz04

32 Tellurium (number 52)
33 Krypton (number 36)

Cool Green Lights. So many uses.

Sounds cool.

Also awesome. osed to seel best windows. kinda radioactive

34 Oxygen (number 8)

Oxygens very cool. But not as cool as liquid oxygen.

Isn't really 'cool' but hey, we do breathe it.


35 Nitrogen (number 7)

Nitro powers!

36 Manganese (number 25)
37 Sodium (number 11)

Its just a great element

38 Cobalt (number 27)

I saw this element in ROBLOX's Medival reforged game!

39 Sulfur (number 16)
40 Potassium (number 19)
41 Radium (number 88)

It killed Marie Curie. Youchie.

Cool atom.

42 Boron (number 5)

It turns green

43 Lithium (number 3)

My favorite

44 Rubidium (number 37)

Another Alkali Metal!
Is also cool!
It can form amazing superatoms!

45 Palladium (number 46)
46 Radon (number 86)
47 Tin (number 50)

And the award for most stable isotopes goes to tin

48 Lodine (number 53)

*iodine - bstrz04

49 Germanium (number 32)
50 Lead (number 82)
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1. Carbon (number 6)
2. Gallium (number 31)
3. Bismuth (number 83)
1. Helium (number 2)
2. Holmium (number 67)
3. Tungsten (number 74)
1. Cesium (number 55)
2. Carbon (number 6)
3. Iridium (number 77)

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