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Comes from the Latin word meaning “liquid silver.”
Used for protecting metals such as iron and steel
Most abundant element in the Universe
Bananas contain a lot of this element
Used in very small batteries
Used in matches, fireworks, fertilizers and detergents
Found in air, water and sand
Used in creating rubber
Used to make heat-resistant glass
Most of the air we breathe
Mixed with copper to make bronze
Used in lights and lasers, comes from Greek word new
Comes from Greek word for lazy
Used in balloons, blimps and scuba diving tanks.
Used for coins, jewelry, dentistry, and electrical parts that need to conduct electricity
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Bonds with sodium to make table salt
Used to make computer chips
Found in emeralds.
Mixed with zinc makes brass.
Bonds with chlorine to make table salt
Name comes from German word meaning “Satan’s copper”
Used as a disinfectant
Diamonds, graphite and coal are all made of this element
Used for fishing weights, batteries, and for protection against X-rays
Used in sparklers
Found in chalk, limestone, plaster, concrete, bones, and teeth.
Used to make coins, jewelry, mirrors, silverware, photographic film and electronic components.
Found in red blood cells and in rust (not oxygen)
Used in airplanes because it is so light and strong
Is put into toothpaste to fight cavities

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