Is it possible for this to happen? As far as I know the only way to change elements into other elements is through radioactive decay, and fusion and fission yeah yeah. But I also know that elements with atomic numbers higher then lead's tend to decay into lead and just kind of stop there presumably because it's so stable. So, question time! 1. what makes lead so stable? 2. is it possible to decay past lead? 3. will we ever be able to turn lead into gold? And, while on the subject, do you think that humanity will one day have the power to transform any element into another? thanksss.