Light, infinitely useful, and super abundant, element #13 is perhaps the metal we interact with the most on a daily basis. It also happens to be one of the most common element in the earth’s. Aluminum is one of the most recycled substances on the planet, too. Aluminum cans, window frames, even cars are pounded […]
The Element of the Week is Gallium! Atomic #31 on the periodic table. This amazing metal will melt in your hand and when combined with arsenic (gallium arsenide) makes a powerful solar cell. And it works great for the disappearing spoon trick. A great video from the Periodic Table of Videos.
Radium is hot stuff! It was used in self-luminating paints on alarm clocks and other devices into the 1950s, when it fell out of use due to the radioactive impacts on the paint process employees. Its chemical symbol is Ra and its atomic number 88. This means it has 88 electrons 88 protons. Check out […]