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IYPT 2019 Elements 010: Neon: The inert element of neon light fame

Here’s element 10 in our International Year of the Periodic Table element series: Neon. Best known for its use in neon lights, neon also finds use as a refrigerant. Its unreactive nature means it has no known stable compounds with other elements.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 009: Fluorine: Non-stick pans and preventing tooth decay

We’re up to element number 9 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series: Fluorine. The most reactive element in the periodic table, fluorine finds uses in frying pans and toothpaste.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 008: Oxygen: respiration and rocket fuel

Element number 8 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series is oxygen. Oxygen is a paramagnetic gas which is essential for respiration of living things, and also finds use as a rocket fuel.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 007: Nitrogen, the element that feeds the world

We’re up to element 7 in our International Year of the Periodic Table series: Nitrogen. This element was feeding the world long before Band Aid made it cool, and also makes up the bulk of the air that surrounds us.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 006: Carbon: diamonds, pencils and life

Here’s element number six, carbon, in the series of element graphics I’m producing with the Royal Society of Chemistry for the International Year of the Periodic Table.

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IYPT 2019 Elements 005: Boron, flares and (glass)wares

Here’s element number five in the series of element graphics I’m producing with the Royal Society of Chemistry for the International Year of the Periodic Table.