Favorite element poll!

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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).
 
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Iron for sure woo hoo iron!!

Oh and i think you can set this up as an actual poll (voting).
Not for more than about 20 elements at a time.
 
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tin! :tongue2:

it's short for tinytimium! :smile:
 
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Not element 5 anyway, because that's just boron :wink:
 
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BEST PUN EVER. But you better check yourself. Some scientists theorize that some forms of good ol' number 5 could be harder than diamond....
 
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I love boron. Did you know boride is "borek" in Polish?
 
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magnesium for the light they product when burnt
 
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Cobalt and potassium, mainly cuz I like they re colour :P
 
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Carbon? No one?
 
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Ivan Seeking
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Differential!

Actually, I do have a favorite: Hydrogen. How can anyone not love hydrogen?
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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My favorite is Pentium.
 
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Borek has something to do with your name too right?
Yes. It was long after I was dubbed Borek by my school colleagues that I have learned about the chemical connotations.
 
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I second carbon. Essentially the only element in diamonds.
 
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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.
Iridium. No explanation necessary. Where's the poll?
 
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My favorite combination of elements is


[itex]BaNa_2[/itex]





banana

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Edit:

Another favorite combination for me is


HIJKLMNO



[itex]H_2O[/itex]
 
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Where are all these strange names coming from?I thought there were only four elements,earth,fire,air and that other stuff.:smile:
 
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Where are all these strange names coming from?I thought there were only four elements,earth,fire,air and that other stuff.:smile:

It's "Earth, Wind, & Fire," and it was formed in 1971.
 
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Obviously elements like Lawrenceium Einsteinium Seaborgium and Fermium are not practical. I like Sulfur, uranium, and yes hydrogen. Plus all the actinades
 

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