Coolest Elements of the Periodic Table

The Top Ten

Bismuth (number 83)

Technically Bismuth a character from Steven Universe, but in that case I believe it's actually a personification of the hopper crystals that is often associated with elemental bismuth (and these crystals tend to be multicolored and form a unique "staircase" structure). Speaking chemically, bismuth, on the other hand, is instead a chemical element with atomic number 83 and atomic symbol Bi on the Periodic Table. It's a heavy, gray "ordinary metal" that is relatively more benign than it's companions on the table (take lead and polonium for example, which both are well known to be dangerous for humans). I'm not expert on bismuth so I can't say this with certainty, but I hope I gave you an accurate representation of what it is.
Then again though I'm not going to lie, the hopper crystals bismuth can form look pretty rad.

My favourite element, simply because of the legendary rainbow towering square crystals formed after a heating process. It is also quite cheap, and common.

Bismuth is one of only a few elements whose liquid state has a higher density than its solid state.

Cool man its also in my knife that my cousin gave me I recently broke the blade off but I repaired it with a sharpened stick

Carbon (number 6)

Carbon is good for diamonds and stuff, but what happened to Platinum?! Platinum is rarer than diamonds and gold and according to scientists the amount of Platinum mined in the world can fit in the average-sized living room. Other than that Carbon is cool and creates something rare out of something common. I can't understand why Titanium is at the bottom though, if you wore Titanium, you would be bulletproof!

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

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

Carbon is life. You could die without it.

Gallium (number 31)

Gallium is primarily important for microelectronics, specifically microwaves. Gallium is also used to produce blue or violet LEDs.

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

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.

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.

The chuck norris of all elements..

Deadly and silver

Helium (number 2)

Helium is a chemical element with the symbol He and atomic number 2.
Helium is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas.
Helium is the second most common element in the Universe (after hydrogen), making up around 24% of its mass.
how cool is that?

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.

Glows like orange!

Neodymium (number 60)

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

Used in subwoofers

Magnets!

Technetium (number 43)

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

It's my favorite element and I'm 8

Every isotope including the original is radioactive

Looks sick dude

Gold (number 79)

Gold is not the most expensive element. the most expensive element ounce by ounce is Rhodium

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?!

Shiny ball of glowing brightness

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!

This element is pretty cool but its underrated.

Yes looks really cool! I did a presentation on this.

Holmium (number 67)

Uses of Holmium:
As a result of its special magnetic properties, holmium is used in alloys for the production of magnets and as a flux concentrator for high magnetic fields. Holmia (holmium oxide) is used as a yellow or red coloring for glass and cubic zirconia.

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

The Contenders

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

Tungsten (number 74)

Tungsten rules! It has a nice grey colour and is pretty heavy. Also tungsten carbide is in no way harder than diamond dumbass.

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.

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.

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

The "rarest" metal.

Uranium (number 92)

Sounds like urine. Lol.

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

Iron (number 26)

That was great

I pooped my pance and peed

Xenon (number 54)

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

Great shade of blue!

Astatine (number 85)

Astatine is bad 4 ya tum tum and has a lot of english letters it's my favourite because I likes it on myse fish and chips.

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

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

Astatine bad 4 your tum tum and it’s not yumyum

Dubnium (number 105)

Ninja has this injected into himself

Arsenic (number 33)

Come on, who doesn't love deadly toxins?

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

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.

Silicon (number 14)

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

Yes

Osmium (number 76)

It's the densest element out there

It’s pretty thicc

Fluorine (number 9)

The most poisonous, strongest and of cause coolest element

Most electronegative element

It's the one I chose

the best

Neptunium (number 93)

Wowowowoowwoow cool

Hydrogen (number 1)

Hydrogen... Starts with the best letter and the first element. An entire system based on it's concentration, pH, giving rise to acidity and basicity. All of which are based on whether a molecule donates or accepts H+. Oh and H+ is basically just a proton! No wonder it is attracted to other atoms with all their juicy electrons.

And talk about romantic! One of strongest acceptors of H+ is in fact hydride, H-, two hydrogen atoms can always find their way back to each other. An even better love story than-...

Forms common molecules with most non-metals ranging from hydrogen fluoride to borane, including some of the most important chemicals; water, ammonia and methane.

Did you know three atoms can share two electrons? Well, hydrogen can! Three hydrogen atoms and two electrons form a trihydrogen cation. It's in the game.

But! Hydrogen reacts with oxygen to form nasty pollutants just like other compounds. Oh wait, the only gas produced from the combustion of ...more

Without it we would not be able to drive our cars

Most abundant element in the universe

Is the best

Chlorine (number 17)

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

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

LET THE VIBES SLIDE OVER ME

SIPPIN' ON STRAIGHT CHLORINE
(please don't do that)

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