Coolest Elements of the Periodic Table

The Top Ten

1 Bismuth (number 83)

Isn't Bismuth from that show with the gay rocks? Looks cool 7/10

Bismuth is my favorite it looks like a regular metal until you melt it and then it looks like the coolest thing ever

So beautiful

I do agree bismuth is very cool

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2 Carbon (number 6)

Carbon is usually black like pencil and charcoal, but can form a transparent and expensive thing like a diamond. Ridiculous, right?

Carbon is sick as hell

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

Carbon is life. You could die without it.

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3 Gallium (number 31)

Melting point between room tempearture and body temperature. That's just straight up amazing!

Melts in your hand and isn't toxic

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

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4 Mercury (number 80)

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

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

Tastes good

The chuck norris of all elements..

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5 Helium (number 2)

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

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!

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)

Looks sick dude

Its cool ya

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

Every isotope including the original is radioactive

7 Cesium (number 55)

You spelt it wrong it is Caesium - DylanB5

It also blows up when you put it in water

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

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

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8 Neodymium (number 60)

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

Used in subwoofers

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)

Its Col

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 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

The "rarest" metal. - JuliaRandomly

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

15 Iron (number 26)

I pooped my pance and peed

16 Arsenic (number 33)

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

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

Come on, who doesn't love deadly toxins?

Toxic and preety cool. It has many of its allotropes. - JuliaRandomly

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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)

Great shade of blue! - JuliaRandomly

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

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 Chlorine (number 17)

I am a competitive swimmer and it reminds me of fun times.

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

(please don't do that)

23 Hydrogen (number 1)

Is the best

Most abundant element in the universe - JuliaRandomly

Without it we would not be able to drive our cars

24 Fluorine (number 9)

The most poisonous, strongest and of cause coolest element

Most electronegative element - JuliaRandomly

25 Neptunium (number 93)
26 Einsteinium (number 99)
27 Antimony (number 51)

How is this so low? antimony is important for hospital use and also in every day life. so versatile!

Best element ever

28 Plutonium (number 94) Plutonium (number 94)


29 Neon (number 10)

Neon is the coolest, LIGHT UP SIGNS - mtndewlord

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 Lodine (number 53)

*iodine - bstrz04

41 Germanium (number 32)
42 Lead (number 82)
43 Potassium (number 19)
44 Radium (number 88)

It killed Marie Curie. Youchie.

Cool atom.

45 Boron (number 5)

It turns green

46 Lithium (number 3)

My favorite

47 Rubidium (number 37)

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

48 Thorium (number 90)

Is the thor element

49 Palladium (number 46)
50 Radon (number 86)
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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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