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Natasha Barnard

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What phase do most metals naturally occur in?
« on: 02/08/2010 15:30:02 »
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What phase do most metals naturally occur in?

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What phase do most metals naturally occur in?
« Reply #1 on: 03/08/2010 06:05:55 »
If you are referring to just solid, liquid, gas phases, then at STP I believe that most of them would be solid. There are of course the outliers, Hg, Ga is pretty close to liquid at room temp, so is Cs, and theoretically Fr is too, but I doubt this element has ever been studied much due to certain properties.
 

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