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« on: 09/10/2007 21:03:14 »
What are your favorite elements?

For me, I have gotta say, Uranium and Cesium, for simple obvious reasons.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 10/10/2007 19:22:17 »
Gold, if anyone has any they don't want please send me a message and I will give you my address to send it to.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 10/10/2007 19:47:31 »
I have some, but I need 500 for postage and packaging, if you can just send it to me you will have your gold in no time! ;)
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« Reply #3 on: 10/10/2007 21:55:32 »
I am the son of a deceased Cote d'Ivoire businessman who has $5.7million dollars of gold. Send me your bank details & I will send you some gold.  ::)
 

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« Reply #4 on: 11/10/2007 19:38:18 »
What are your favorite elements?
Aluminum, Berillium, Rhatnio (not discovered yet), Oxygen = Al, Be, Rt, O  =

= Alberto  ;D

Apart from jokes, I would say Iridium (even more precious than platinum).

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For me, I have gotta say, Uranium and Cesium, for simple obvious reasons.
Which are?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 12/10/2007 03:27:59 »
Uranium is the element with the longest half life, and cesium is a highly reactive alkali metal.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 12/10/2007 04:33:20 »
Lutetium, a lanthide. (Lu - atomic number 71)

I like it because it is the Latin Lutetia meaning Paris, as in France.

 

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« Reply #7 on: 13/10/2007 16:54:52 »
"Uranium is the element with the longest half life,"
Oh not it's not.

How about francium and gallium both named after France?
Or, how about strontium, the only one named after somewhere in Britain.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 13/10/2007 18:33:04 »
"Uranium is the element with the longest half life,"
Oh not it's not.

How about francium and gallium both named after France?
Or, how about strontium, the only one named after somewhere in Britain.


A Scottish town, I believe
 

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« Reply #9 on: 13/10/2007 22:39:31 »
"Uranium is the element with the longest half life,"
Oh not it's not.

How about francium and gallium both named after France?
Or, how about strontium, the only one named after somewhere in Britain.


Are you sure? It has a half-life of 4.6 billion years.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 14/10/2007 14:47:41 »
Yes thank you, I'm perfectly certain.
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=10511.msg130071;topicseen

Didn't you read the topic you started?
 

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« Reply #11 on: 15/10/2007 01:02:15 »
yes i did read it, but half-lives are only for radioactive elements.
 

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« Reply #12 on: 15/10/2007 19:56:13 »
What are you on about?
"but half-lives are only for radioactive elements"
Like 209 Bismuth which is radioactive and has a much (something like a billion times) longer half life than uranium then. One of the natural isotopes of platinum is also radioactive with a half life roughly a hundred times longer than uranium.
Uranium certainly isn't the record holder- it isn't even close.

 

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« Reply #13 on: 16/10/2007 02:13:15 »
sodium for its "explosive" properties. just anything that makes a BOOM!!!
 

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