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Thanks Colin.Follow-up: what would it be worth?
Quote from: chiralSPO on 10/10/2015 19:12:17Thanks Colin.Follow-up: what would it be worth?Now that would require some research.But it is going to be another very very big number.Best not include antimatter.
Reading this thread another thought struck me.Very broadly- the more expensive elements are the heavier ones because they are rarer.So, perhaps it would be interesting to do the same calculation "the other way round"So 1 atom of Uranium, two of protactinium and so on, then find out which element was the "most expensive" in this list.obviously, you get lots of hydrogen, but that's very common and thus very cheap. you wouldn't have much gold or platinum, but they are rather expensive (per atom or per gram).If you do this are there any elements that stand out? (presumably Tc At Fr etc but, apart from them)having said that the function 2^n goes up so fast that the light elements would dominate to an extreme extent.A related question is which is the most valuable element in the earth's crust?If you multiply the price per gram by the % in the Earth, which element gives the highest product?