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.

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

2 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!

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

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

About 20% of the weight of living organisms is carbon.

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!

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

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

A non-toxic alternative to mercury. Also named after Galileo Galilei.

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.

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

It's toxic and can damage your health. However, it can be used in thermometers and barometers.

Mercury is dangerous and awesome.

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!

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?

The gas which makes your voice have a higher pitch. Also, it's one of the main composition of our Sun.

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

6 Neodymium (number 60)

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

7 Technetium (number 43)

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

Looks sick dude

8 Gold (number 79)

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

How come only 70 elements are here? Shouldn't 118 be here?

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

9 Cesium (number 55)

-Used in atomic clocks and its isotope is used as a definition of a second.

-Softest Metal

-Most "Electropositive" Element

-Has a mostly blue spectrum or flame test

-Terrific explosion in water

-Used in infrared materials

-One of the components for the smallest spacecraft!

What else do you want?

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!

Has the most beautiful shade of blue in its flame test color!

10 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
11 Francium (number 87)

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

12 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?!

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.

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

13 Uranium (number 92)

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

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.

The "rarest" metal.

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

15 Iron (number 26)

That was great

16 Arsenic (number 33)

Silicon is a chemical element with the symbol Si and atomic number 14. It is a hard, brittle crystalline solid with a blue-grey metallic lustre, and is a tetravalent metalloid and semiconductor

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

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.

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

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.

18 Xenon (number 54)

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

Great shade of blue!

19 Dubnium (number 105)
20 Osmium (number 76)
21 Silicon (number 14)

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

22 Fluorine (number 9)

Toothpaste, enough said

It's the one I chose

23 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

24 Neptunium (number 93)
25 Chlorine (number 17)

Poisonous substance which can be use as a cleaner in swimming pools. This is also where the bleach made.

Chlorine. It keeps pools clean, twenty-one pilots wrote a song about it...

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.

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