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Craziest Elements in the Periodic Table

Craziest Elements in the Periodic Table

The periodic table is a table in which all known elements are classified  and placed into increasing atomic numbers. On March 1, 1869, Dimitri Mendeleev gave the first public presentation of the periodic table. The 63 known elements that make up this draft periodic table were constructed over several years with the help of numerous scientists. Today, we are considerably better informed about the atom's constituent particles and the characteristics of the elements.

There is a fun myth that Mendeleev came up with the periodic table while dozing off. Mendeleev, however, did nothing but mock the critics. The scientist once remarked on his finding, "I've been thinking about it for maybe twenty years, and you say: I sat and suddenly... it's found!"

The periodic table contains many different elements. Some of them have very fascinating characteristics. Let's now look at a few of the intriguing characteristics of those elements and pick which of the elements is the craziest.

  • Helium

Helium’s atomic number is two and its symbol is "He." On the periodic table, it lies in the first row of the noble gas group. It has a lower boiling point than all other elements.

Helium is the only element of the periodic table that was not on discovered on Earth for the very first time. It was first noticed on August 18, 1868, as a bright yellow line in the solar spectrum with a wavelength of 587.49 nanometers. The French astronomer Jules Janssen discovered this line while observing a solar eclipse at Guntur, India. As a result, it was named after the Greek Sun god Helios. The fact that it was discovered somewhere outside the Earth makes it quite interesting

  • Gold

Gold is an element with the atomic number 79 and the symbol "Au." The term "the most beautiful of all elements" refers to this thick, soft, malleable, ductile metal in its pure state, which is bright and dense. It has been a metal and a treasure for thousands of years because of its beauty.

Scientists have found out that almost all the gold in the earth's crust is of cosmic origin - it came to Earth as a result of an asteroid bombardment that occurred after the planet's crust solidified.

It is one of the rare elements that has an impact on both politics and the economy. In practically every era of history, wars have been battled over gold.

  • Carbon

Carbon is an element with the symbol "C" and atomic number 6. This element is referred to as the king of the other elements. This is because carbon is necessary absolutely for all living things.

Diamond and graphite are among the hardest-known natural materials. The only difference between the two is their crystal structure.

Carbon is a fascinating substance since it may take on a wide variety of forms as well as because it is composed of all life forms.

It's pretty hard to decide which one of these three elements is the craziest, but the fact that gold is coming from space takes it one step further.