• Question: Do you have a favourite and least favourite element ?

    Asked by potatochild on 12 Jun 2019. This question was also asked by rania06.
    • Photo: David Wilson

      David Wilson answered on 12 Jun 2019:


      My favourite is the element of surprise!!!!!!!!!!

    • Photo: Rebecca Moon

      Rebecca Moon answered on 12 Jun 2019:


      favourite – oxygen – without it we wouldn’t live for very long!
      not sure I have a least favourite, think they are all pretty important. What’s yours?

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      Shobhana Nagraj answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      Favourite is Copper – I like the colours it makes!

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      Marianne King answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      I’ve never give it much thought to be honest. I suppose Lithium would be a favourite as Nirvana and Evanescence have both done songs called Lithium. As for least favourite I don’t think any of the elements have particularly offended me in the past.

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      Kaitlin Wade answered on 13 Jun 2019:


      I’d say probably Oxygen is my favourite because I sort of need it to survive. Not sure I have a least favourite! Maybe uranium in the same way because if we had lots of that about, we’d not survive for very long.

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      Nina Rzechorzek answered on 14 Jun 2019:


      Favourites are sodium and potassium because they are essential for generating nerve impulses
      Don’t have a least favourite sorry!

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      Matthew Bareford answered on 14 Jun 2019:


      My favourite Element(s) would definitely be the alkali metals, they have a great reactivity especially when you get down to Caesium!

      My least favourite…. the ones in the extra part at the bottom… we have to know and learn about them, but we never really get to see or use them!

    • Photo: Kate Timms

      Kate Timms answered on 17 Jun 2019:


      Favourite is oxygen – a bit of an obvious one but I like breathing so it definitely has to be my favourite!
      Least favourite is probably one of the radioactive ones.

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