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Favorite element poll!

  1. Feb 13, 2012 #1
    Ok what is your favorite element? My list includes einsteinium, seaborgium, lawrencium, fermium, and uranium. First four because they bear the name of my favorite scientists. Uranium because it is so versatile.
     
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    Iron for sure woo hoo iron!!

    Oh and i think you can set this up as an actual poll (voting).
     
  4. Feb 13, 2012 #3

    Jonathan Scott

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    Not for more than about 20 elements at a time.
     
  5. Feb 13, 2012 #4

    tiny-tim

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    tin! :tongue2:

    it's short for tinytimium! :smile:
     
  6. Feb 13, 2012 #5

    Jonathan Scott

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    Not element 5 anyway, because that's just boron :wink:
     
  7. Feb 13, 2012 #6
    BEST PUN EVER. But you better check yourself. Some scientists theorize that some forms of good ol' number 5 could be harder than diamond....
     
  8. Feb 13, 2012 #7

    Borek

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    I love boron. Did you know boride is "borek" in Polish?
     
  9. Feb 13, 2012 #8

    fluidistic

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  10. Feb 13, 2012 #9

    wukunlin

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    magnesium for the light they product when burnt
     
  11. Feb 13, 2012 #10
    Cobalt and potassium, mainly cuz I like they re colour :P
     
  12. Feb 13, 2012 #11
    Carbon? No one?
     
  13. Feb 13, 2012 #12

    lisab

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    I go for carbon!
     
  14. Feb 13, 2012 #13
    Carbon is a whore.
     
  15. Feb 13, 2012 #14

    Ivan Seeking

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    Differential!

    Actually, I do have a favorite: Hydrogen. How can anyone not love hydrogen?
     
  16. Feb 13, 2012 #15
    Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Silicon, and Nitrogen.

    But my all time favorite is an alkali(fictitious):

    Cesiumfrancolithicmyxialobidiumrixydixydoxidexidroxhide :biggrin:


    Guess where this element originated from :P

    British Sci-fi comedy
     
  17. Feb 13, 2012 #16

    Ygggdrasil

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    My favorite is phosphorus, the Devil's element. Originally discovered by alchemists in search of a philosopher's stone, it was once thought to have magical properties because of its ability to spontaneously glow in the dark (ironically through chemiluminescence, not phosphorescence). It, of course, plays many important roles in biology and, despite what a recent NASA study may suggest, is almost certainly essential for life on Earth.
     
  18. Feb 13, 2012 #17
    My favorite is Pentium.
     
  19. Feb 14, 2012 #18

    Borek

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    Yes. It was long after I was dubbed Borek by my school colleagues that I have learned about the chemical connotations.
     
  20. Feb 14, 2012 #19
    I second carbon. Essentially the only element in diamonds.
     
  21. Feb 14, 2012 #20
    Iridium. No explanation necessary. Where's the poll?
     
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