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James asks…

Create your own element! SCIENCE project !! help! please!? 10 points!!!?

OK well my science teacher wanted us to create an element made up and it has to be human , like use for humans .

so here’s the directions on my paper for it..

“you are a chemist who has discovered a new element that has practical uses for humanity.

I also have to give the physical and chemical properties or the element (explain how the atoms structure influences them)

Practical uses for the element ( should relate to it’s properties)

is it a metal, no metal or mettaloide.
The state of matter your element is most likely found at room temperature.

and how can I make a model of it out of play dough?

PLEASE HELP AND ANSWERS THESE QUESTIONS AND ALSO GIVE ME AN ELEMENT THAT IS MADE UP THAT WILL BE LEGIT

PLEASE! I NEED A HIGH GRADE BEFORE REPORT CARD (TUESDAY)

HELPFUL AND BEST ANSWER GETS 10 POINTS!!

THANK YOU :)

New Niche Finder answers:

If you want to take an element (you would hopefully score very high if you knew that all new elements have to be radioactive as all the elements that have stable isotopes have already been discovered and the periodic table is full).

It is customary to name elements after people who have done something great in science Einstien has been taken, but I don’t think Hawking has been taken, or you could use your own name or to score a lot of points your teacher’s name.

Your element then will have the following properties:

a) It will be artificially manufactured in a nuclear reactor not naturally occurring.
B) It will be very radioactive

How will it benefit humanity? Hmm How about it generates a lot of energy when it decays and can power a whole city from just a small amount of the stuff – or it can be used to power a ship to take humanity to the stars. Unlike existing radioactive stuff it quickly decays into harmless byproducts.

Since the element is very unstable it doesn’t really matter if it’s a metal or what – you can choose for yourself arbitrarily. I would go for a noble gas that way you simply say it doesn’t interact with anything

Make a model of it?

One big lump for the nucleus (explain it has over 118 protons otherwise it’s an element we have on our periodic table already, if you’re going with the next noble gas, then we’re talking probably 150 protons (say 300 neutrons) and 150 electrons. In your model you probably should only show the last 8 and say the last shell is full so it won’t interact with anything.

Hope that helps.

Ruth asks…

science project help!!! CREATE YOUR OWN ELEMENT! 10 points!?

OK well my science teacher wanted us to create an element made up and it has to be human , like use for humans .

so here’s the directions on my paper for it..

“you are a chemist who has discovered a new element that has practical uses for humanity.

I also have to give the physical and chemical properties or the element (explain how the atoms structure influences them)

Practical uses for the element ( should relate to it’s properties)

is it a metal, no metal or mettaloide.
The state of matter your element is most likely found at room temperature.

and how can I make a model of it out of play dough?

PLEASE HELP AND ANSWERS THESE QUESTIONS AND ALSO GIVE ME AN ELEMENT THAT IS MADE UP THAT WILL BE LEGIT

PLEASE! I NEED A HIGH GRADE BEFORE REPORT CARD (TUESDAY)

HELPFUL AND BEST ANSWER GETS 10 POINTS!!

THANK YOU :)

New Niche Finder answers:

Using this site:
http://www.webelements.com/germanium/

Make up a name such as Catagorium and use similar Essential properties such as
noted here on Germanium.
On the Left Side are Blue Property Links (tons of information).
On the Right Side are additional Element links.

THE MODEL: use the picture that comes with each element description. You can always shape the dough and then paint it the right colors.

Homepage for you to bookmark for the Web Elements site:
http://www.webelements.com/

Chris asks…

Chemistry Fun Sheet What would you like to ask?

2. An important result of rutherford’s experiencements with gold foil was to establish that
A. Atoms have mass
B. Electrons have negative charge
C. Neutrons are uncharged particles
D. tHE ATOMS IS MOSTLY EMPTY SPACE.

Cathode Rays are composed of
A. Alpha Particles
B. Electrons
C. Protons
D. Neutrons

6. The atomic number of an element is the same as the number of
A. Protons
B. Neutrons
C. Protons+Electrons
D. Protons+Neutrons

7. How many neutrons are present in an atom of tin that has an atomic number of 50 and a mass of number of 119?
A.50
B.69
C.119
D. 169

8. What is teh mass of 1.50 mil of soudium, NA?
a.0.652
B.0.478
C.11.0
D. 34.5

9. How many moles of carbon are in a 28.0 g sample?
A. 336 mol
B.72.0
C. 2.33
D.0.500 mol

10. Which atom has mre neutrons, potassium-40 or argon–40?
11. Which mass of 1.20×10^23 atoms of phosphorus?

Cathode rays emitted by a piece of silver and a piece of copper illustrate identical properties. What is the significance of this observation?

A student believed that she had discovered a new element and named it mythium. Analysis found it contained 2 isotops. TYhe composition of the isotops was 19.9% of atomic mass 10.013 and 80.1% of atomic mass 11.009. What is the average atomic mass, and do you think mythuim was a new element?

New Niche Finder answers:

“Cathode rays emitted by a piece of silver and a piece of copper illustrate identical properties. What is the significance of this observation?”

It led J.J. Thomson to write thus:

“…we have in the cathode rays matter in a new state, a state in which the subdivision of matter is carried very much farther than in the ordinary gaseous state: a state in which all matter-that is, matter derived from different sources such as hydrogen, oxygen, etc.-is of one and the same kind; this matter being the substance from which the chemical elements are built up.” (J.J. Thomson (1897). “Cathode Rays,” Philosophical Magazine 44, 295.)

“A student believed that she had discovered a new element and named it mythium. Analysis found it contained 2 isotops. TYhe composition of the isotops was 19.9% of atomic mass 10.013 and 80.1% of atomic mass 11.009. What is the average atomic mass, and do you think mythuim was a new element?”

(10.013)(0.199) + (11.009)(0.801) = the average atomic mass of mythium

You will find that mythium is boron.

Nancy asks…

Does anyone know how to calculate percent abundance?

my teacher is making us do this thing were we “discovered a new element” Beanium. now so far this is what i got
ATOMS:
BLACK BEANIUM : 55
BROWN BEANIUM: 15
WHITE BEANIUM: 7

MASS:
white beanium> 8.67g
brown beanium>8.64g
black beanium>10.26g

now, please can someone tell me how de fugk do u get the percent abundace and the atomic mass?!?!

please make it easy for a 10th grader to get!!

New Niche Finder answers:

Percent abundance:
Bl: 55/77 = 0.7143
Br: 15/77 = 0.1948
W: 7/77 = 0.0909

Let’s get the masses of one of each bean:

Bl: 10.26 / 55 = 0.1865 g
Br: 8.64 / 15 = 0.5760 g
W: 8.67 / 7 = 1.2386 g

Atomic mass is a weighted average:

(0.1865) (0.7143) + (0.5760) (0.1948) + (1.2386) (0.0909) = 0.358 g

The isotopic mixture of beans (black, brown and white) apparently “weighs” 0.358 g per bean atom. You can check this by doing this multiplication:

0.358 g x 77

To a reasonable degree of precision, the answer to the above will equal the sum of the masses of the 77 beans involved.

Michael asks…

why do you think the belief in one god is more logical then many gods?

monotheists think that some how the belief in one god is more logical then belief in many

and even Wiccans believe in only one or two gods

some Hindus and Buddhists believe there are more gods then we can counts

what in existence has aver existed that has only one of
there are many planets, many galaxies many universes

if one thing exist it stranded to logic others like it do
if you discover one new animals, stands to reason there are other individuals of these species
if you find a new element, you are likely to find it some place in the universe as well

if there is one god, there must be others

p.s i’m an atheist, it’s purely an hypothetical question

New Niche Finder answers:

Hindus believe in one god, the “gods” you are thinking about is one god in different forms.

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