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Hydrogen

What is Hydrogen? Hydrogen is the simplest element that exists, and, accordingly, is the first element in the periodic table, sitting in the top left corner. Hydrogen exists at room temperature as a colorless, odorless gas. It is used for clean energy applications as well as in the chemical, food, glass, and electronics industries. It’s no problem that we’ve come to use hydrogen for so many things... »

Antimony

Antimony

What is Antimony? Antimony is a silvery solid at room temperature and pressure. It is located on the mid-right side of the periodic table, near the other semi-metals or metalloids. Antimony is primarily used in flame retardants, alloys, electronics, and paints.         Antimony’s Place in the Periodic Table Antimony’s name is derived from two Greek words “anti” and “monos,” whi... »

Titanium

Titanium

What is Titanium? Titanium is a shiny silver metal at room temperature and pressure.  It is a transition metal that is located with the other transition metals in the middle of the periodic table (the d-block). Titanium is most commonly used as an alloying agent, in surgical applications, and as a pigment.       Titanium’s Place in the Periodic Table The discoverer of titanium named... »

Americium

Americium

What is Americium? Americium is the 95th element on the periodic table and follows in the category of actinoids. Actinoids, along with lanthanoids, are the categories in the two rows of the periodic table that lay below the rest. It forms a silvery-white solid at room temperature and is dense, similar to lead. Americium is more common than you may think. It’s quite important in the production of s... »

Aluminum

Aluminum

What is Aluminum? Aluminum is a silvery-white, solid metal and is the 13th chemical element on the periodic table. You may already be familiar with aluminum if you drink soda from a can or if you use aluminum foil to wrap up leftover food. Aluminum is the most abundant metal and the third most abundant element on Earth.   Periodic Table Information The chemical symbol for aluminum is Al. Its ... »