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Re: best elements
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2006, 02:08:56 PM »
Sufur is really cool from an organic chemistry point of view.
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Re: best elements
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2006, 02:14:02 PM »
Sufur is really cool from an organic chemistry point of view.
Magnesium as well, that's why I like it ;)

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Re: best elements
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2006, 02:46:59 PM »
I have to agree Magnesium is pretty cool, but fluorine is just so darn exsplosively reactive!   :D

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Re: best elements
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2006, 05:40:37 PM »
I vote fluorine.

Firzzy 87, Dan and wereworm73 both give you a good start. Everyone is going to think that different elements are the "best".

Just look at the main uses/characteristics of the first 18 elements, and then you can decide which one is the "best".
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Re: best elements
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2006, 06:13:32 AM »
Imagine what would happen to Sodium metal thrown into Fluorine gas!    :)
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Re: best elements
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2006, 09:30:00 AM »
That would be one very err "bright" reaction.   :P

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Re: best elements
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2006, 01:59:15 PM »
Better yet try francium and fluorine.  Bright and radioactive!  ;D

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Re: best elements
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2006, 03:09:35 PM »
Awesome  ;D

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Better yet try francium and fluorine. Bright and radioactive! ;D

I doubt it, you'll never isolate enough Francium to try it out.
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While we're having this discussion, I vote Nitrogen!  Soooo reactive ;)

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 :D I vote for carbon . It forms nearly 10 million compounds , much more than formed by any other element

Sufur is really cool from an organic chemistry point of view.
Magnesium as well, that's why I like it ;)
If sulfur or magnesium are cool , then carbon will be the coolest one from organic chemistry point of view  ;) ( I simply love organic chemistry )


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hydrogen... the simplest atom!
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Carbon is by far the best element. It has a whole branch of chemistry to itself. Without Carbon there would be no alkenes, alkanes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, aromatic chemistry.. you get the picture. Not to mention you would be missing out on all them mechanisms. Don't you just love mechanisms?  :)

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Of course I love mechanisms.   ;D

Fluorine still rocks though!!!

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