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Can you pick the Elements, given samples of their 'Uses' (*see instructions)?
Updated Oct 1, 2012
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*Elements are FOUND IN, used to PRODUCE or ENABLE, or are a COMPONENT OF the "uses" listed; whether naturally-ocurring, man-made, or as part of compounds.
Use may be based on gaseous, solid or liquid state. Some uses were from "older times".
Thermometers; barometers; switches; diffusion pumps; vapor lamps; batteries; vermilion red pigment; cinnabar used in traditional Chinese medicine; mascara
Dating of formerly-living things; charcoal; pencils; inks, paints; rubber products; crude oil; lubrication; battery electrodes; saw blade tips
Antiseptic; water purifying; swimming pool disinfectant; bleach; sewage and industrial waste sanitation; food seasoning; chemical weapons
Beverage cans; packaging foils; kitchen utensils; window frames; strong lightweight alloys; boat construction and auto parts; mirror coating; baseball bats
Fluorescent Lighting; advertising signs; high voltage indicators; gas lasers; lightning arrestors; television tubes; cryogenic refrigeration
Food flavoring and preservatives; desiccant; baking soda; soaps; rock salt; deicing; production of titanium; yellow light in street lamps
Heat-resistant glass and ceramics; lightweight alloys; lubricants and greases; desiccants; batteries in portable devices; treatment of bipolar disorders and depression
Anti-corrosion protective coatings for metals; food cans; solder; window glass; bronze alloy; pewter; electroplating; organ pipes
Cleaning powder; dry wall and plaster of Paris; blackboard chalk; lime, bricks, and cement; ice removal; milk and cheese products; antacids
Electrical wires; switches; plumbing; heating; kettles; coinage; brass musical instruments
Toothpaste and dental rinses; glass etching; infrared light lenses; Teflon; Scotchgard; Gore-tex rainwear; electrical insulation; Lipitor and Prozac
Strong, lightweight alloys; jet engines and spacecraft; boat propeller shafts; white pigments; sky writing; artificial hips; artificial gemstones; golf clubs and racing bicycles
Coins and medals; jewelry; photography; mirrors; plating; cutlery, cell phone covers, electrical contacts and circuit boards; dental fillings; wind musical instruments; catheters
Respiration; combustion; shielding the earth from ultraviolet radiation; iron ore smelting; welding; scuba gear; life-support apparatus
Cast and forged metalwork; alloyed steel; construction; machinery and tools; ship hulls; fences; benches; rail tracks; cooking skillets; fortified breads and cereals
Cooling of superconducting magnets in MRI scanners; shielding gas in arc welding; gas-leak detection; laser eye surgery; modern day airships; birthday balloons
Fossil fuel processing; ammonia production for fertilizer; coolant in generators; rocket fuel; bombs; early balloons and airships; vehicle-powering fuel cells; antiseptic
Coins and monetary systems; bullion; dental fillings; hand-crafted jewelry, medallions; plating; reflectors in medical lasers; solar radiation shield; Ayurvedic rejuvenation
X-ray shielding; soundproofing; automotive batteries; gasoline additives; solders; paints; seals, fishing weights, ceramic glaze; ammunition
Flashbulbs, pyrotechnics and white-light-producing flares; lightweight alloys; snowshoes; catchers' masks; antacids and laxatives; bath salts
Ammonia; Fertilizer; cryogenic refrigerant for blood preservation; cyanide; poisons; explosives; 'laughing gas'
Solid-state electronic devices; microchips; glass, ceramics, and bricks; desiccants; abrasives; lubricants; polishers; sealants; waterproofing; medical implants
Light strong alloys in aircraft; rocket engine nozzles; telescope mirrors; fluorescent lamps; X-ray tube radiation windows; non-magnetic tools; component of emeralds
Bleaches and laundry detergents; fiberglass insulation; insecticides; neodymium magnets; abrasives; nuclear reactor shielding; green-colored pyrotechnics; treatment of arthritis
Safety matches & strikers; tracer bullets; smoke bombs; fertilizers; pesticides; water softeners; cleaning agents; fluorescent light bulbs; methamphetamine production
Catalytic converters; spark plugs; anti-corrosion protection; crucibles and laboratory equipment; hand warmers; bullion; jewelry, watchmaking
Fertilizers; industrial chemical acid; gunpowder; rubber vulcanization; petroleum refining, metal mining; matches; treatment of skin disorders and acne; winemaking
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