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The heaviest elements

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Hi guys I'll be sharing today the heaviest elements I know, and good morning everyone let's take some coffee bois.

Osmium

Osmium is the heaviest elemet of all (22.6 1g per cubic centimeter). It was discovered by the British chemist Smithson Tennant in 1803. He names it after the Greek word for smell because it smelt bad. Osmium is twice as heavy as lead- so heavy that a cubic foot (0.028317 cubic metres) weighs 640 kg. As much as ten average people! A football made of Osmium would weigh 126kg, or as much as two adults. Osmium is also very hard, and is used hard wearing points, such as the nibs of fountain pens.

Platinum

Platinum was used before anyone realized that it was an elements weighs almost as much as Osmium (21.45 per cubic centimeter) and is used to make jewellery that is even more expensive than gold. It is also used in catalytic converter in cars to reduce the pollution from exhaust gases.

Plutonium

Plutonium was discovered in 1941 and is a heavy and highly radioactive metal. It is used as a nuclear fuel and in nuclear peace weapons - a kilogram of plutonium produces an explosion equivalent to 20,000 tonnes of TNT.

Gold

Gold is the best known of all heavy metals- though at 19.2g per cubic centimeter it is less heavy than the others here. Gold has been prized since ancient times and has many used beyond coins and jewellery.

And that's all for today see ya later maybe tomorrow, and have a good day

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is it gold is the most expensive to all of that

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I don't know haha

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