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Jun 12, 2013 11:34 AM

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So I was wondering (I have weird thoughts sometimes...) while studying my chemistry. I already had the discussion with a fellow student and we concluded we could argue hours about this.
Furthermore, this this Internet, and a forum, we basically complain and argue about everything and anything.
I just realised my first sentence means no sense at all, well, who cares.
What is you favourite chemical element ? God dammit let me write favourite how I fucking want !!
Of course, as chemists, we will give explanations about our chosen one and why it's the best while others are the worst.

OP will start :
Hydrogen

Atomic number 1
Most abundant element
Without it, there's nothing
Acid-base reactions

Here is the periodic table (big ass picture)

 
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Jun 12, 2013 11:46 AM

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I'd say carbon.

It is on of the most versatile solid elements, it can be made into extremely tiny balls, tubes, fabric, and is incredibly strong when bonded right, but sometimes it can be extremely brittle. Such harsh juxtaposition is beatiful <3
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Jun 12, 2013 11:50 AM

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Neon- because its as bright as my personality joking, I have a cruel personality
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Jun 12, 2013 11:51 AM

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Quit MAL, go study.

Oxygen.
 
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Jun 12, 2013 11:55 AM

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OfficialGuts said:
Quit MAL, go study.

I'm a genius, I don't need to study. No kidding.



SOExclusive said:
Neon- because its as bright as my personality joking, I have a cruel personality

Noble gas ? Kind of easy.
 
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Jun 12, 2013 1:04 PM

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Forgetfulness said:
I already did my AP Chem exam :C
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probably carbon
cause organic chemistry was the unit that i did well on in ap chem
in biology tho carbon does a lot
w/o hydrogen i don't think we'd have a fiery sun so that comes in second I guess for me.
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Jun 12, 2013 1:06 PM

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Carbon, the building blocks of life.
 
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Jun 12, 2013 1:10 PM

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Rutherfordium

There is no use to it.
 
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Jun 12, 2013 1:12 PM

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Oxygen. It lets me breath and live and makes fires and stuff.
 
Jun 12, 2013 1:12 PM

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Nikin said:
Rutherfordium

There is no use to it.


I don't know this one.
 
Jun 12, 2013 1:56 PM

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Chakaara said:
Nikin said:
Rutherfordium

There is no use to it.


I don't know this one.

rutherford did the gold foil experiment

its some man made element in his honor

i'm sure theres something dumb like californium too
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Jun 12, 2013 1:59 PM

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the unun ones. enough said.
 
Jun 12, 2013 2:01 PM

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Lithium, because it's an awesome song too... and well you know.
 
Jun 12, 2013 2:02 PM

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Uranium for obvious reasons.
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Jun 12, 2013 2:02 PM

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Kakine Teitoku's Unknown Matter is my favorite element because I am a weeaboo.

no but seriously i'd say platinum

because it is shiny
 
Jun 12, 2013 2:10 PM

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Darmstadtium obviously
 
Jun 12, 2013 2:17 PM

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Helium. Lots of alcohol, friends and some helium never had so much fun before : )
 
Jun 12, 2013 2:52 PM

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Aluminum because it's light and shiny.
 
Jun 12, 2013 2:53 PM

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Mercury, because its a liquid element, and a metal at that.
 
Jun 12, 2013 3:07 PM

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Sugar, spice and everything nice.
 
Jun 12, 2013 3:17 PM

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Potassium bruh.

Dem bones needs dem...
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Jun 12, 2013 3:39 PM

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Californium. American af.
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Jun 12, 2013 3:40 PM

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Uranium, why?
It sounds awesome.
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Jun 12, 2013 3:46 PM

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Xenon. It's being used as a propellant for ion thrusters in spacecraft. Also lasers.
 
Jun 12, 2013 3:54 PM

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Revising chemistry... Come onto MAL for a break and oh hai more chemistry.

Francium - Probably has a badass reaction with water.
 
Jun 12, 2013 4:02 PM

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Pantsunium. For it's efficiency in chemical warfare: fire a few ounces at the enemy resulting in death from blood loss via the nasal cavity.
 
Jun 12, 2013 4:06 PM

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Einsteinium

Atomic number 99. Lets people travel through time.
 
Jun 12, 2013 4:12 PM

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Oxygen and Potassium's OK I guess.

I swear every time I come here the threads get weirder. I'll probably go with copper, copper and brass look nice when they're polished.
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Jun 12, 2013 4:16 PM

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Silver walks into a pub, sees gold and yells: 'AU, get outta here!'

sorry about the tasteless chemistry joke but all of the good ones argon

Jesus Christ I hate myself.


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DingoBingo said:
Silver walks into a pub, sees gold and yells: 'AU, get outta here!'

sorry about the tasteless chemistry joke but all of the good ones argon

Jesus Christ I hate myself.

Apology accepted. NoNe of that was in good TasTe.
 
Jun 12, 2013 4:19 PM

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Promethium. Always reminds me of the Prometheus cannon from Descent FreeSpace.
 
Jun 12, 2013 4:20 PM

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Hitchens said:
DingoBingo said:
Silver walks into a pub, sees gold and yells: 'AU, get outta here!'

sorry about the tasteless chemistry joke but all of the good ones argon

Jesus Christ I hate myself.

Apology accepted. NoNe of that was in good TasTe.


Hey, What do you do with a dead chemistry teacher?



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Jun 12, 2013 4:31 PM
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Forgetfulness said:
MFKAE86 said:
Mercury, because its a liquid element, and a metal at that.


You mean liquid at room temperature. All elements can be liquid


Except theres no need to stress "it's liquid because it's at room temperature". By default people will know you're talking about it in it's liquid state. Like saying 'nitrogen' alone, people by default assumes it's a gas, and when you want to talk about it's liquid state you say liquid nitrogen.
 
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DingoBingo said:
Hitchens said:
DingoBingo said:
Silver walks into a pub, sees gold and yells: 'AU, get outta here!'

sorry about the tasteless chemistry joke but all of the good ones argon

Jesus Christ I hate myself.

Apology accepted. NoNe of that was in good TasTe.


Hey, What do you do with a dead chemistry teacher?

Lol'd
Good one, I'm being serious.
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Jun 12, 2013 4:43 PM
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Carbon Dioxide, 'cause human life can't exist without it
 
Jun 12, 2013 5:45 PM
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Phosphorus because its highly flammable and explosive and burns hot enough to melt most metalic chemicals.
 
Jun 12, 2013 5:56 PM

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Two chemists walk into a bar. The bartender asks them what they want, and the first one said "I'll have some H2O." The second one said "I'll have some H2O too." The second one died.
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Jun 12, 2013 5:57 PM

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I wanted to make a science joke
but all of them argon.

Why don't we take all of the chemistry jokes
and barium?
 
Jun 12, 2013 6:56 PM

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Okay, wait.... i got a joke.

The chemical element Nickel was walking down a street and saw a hobo. The hobo said " Brother, can you spare a dime?" So, then Nickel said" Hmmm..... I'd give you a dime if i could, but all I have is a............nickel."
 
Jun 12, 2013 7:04 PM

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^That seems more like a setup to a Nickelback joke.
 
Jun 12, 2013 7:05 PM
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Carbon. The reason should be obvious.
 
Jun 12, 2013 7:06 PM

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DoctorDoom said:
^That seems more like a setup to a Nickelback joke.


Nah I think it seems more like the set up to a really shitty joke

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Jun 12, 2013 7:23 PM

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Alright, let me give this a try.

So argon walks into a bar and sits down at the counter, and the bartender says, "We don't serve noble gases around these parts. Get outta here!"

Argon doesn't react.

*BA DUM TSS*

Anyway, my favorite element would probably be Calcium (I like how it makes your bones strong) or Rhenium (cool name).
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DingoBingo said:
DoctorDoom said:
^That seems more like a setup to a Nickelback joke.


Nah I think it seems more like the set up to a really shitty joke

Where am I?


A bar.
 
Jun 12, 2013 9:16 PM

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Carbon - like someone said earlier, it's versatile. And because I love organic chemistry.
Chromium - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintuple_bond
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Jun 12, 2013 9:36 PM

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#12, son.

Magnesium can save your life. It can burn in almost any condition (including under water) so if you need a fire started, it can get the job done. It can also generate other key elements (Hydrogen, Carbon etc) depending on the environment in which it is burned or immersed.




 
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I never thought about stuff like this before in my life.
 
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