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It’s A Gas!

Posted by JG on June 8, 2011 – 4:31 pm

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Can you figure out what type of gas this is (the italicised numbers are subscripts)?


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  1. 1. xXxVatchXxX Said:

    Helium

  2. 2. Dylan Said:

    It’s……
    Helium!!!

  3. 3. John24 Said:

    Helium!!!

    E = 5th letter of alphabet
    I = 9th letter of alphabet
    M = 13th letter of alphabet

  4. 4. Karl Sharman Said:

    Meantime in my lab, I have mixed 5 molecules of Hydrogen, 9 molecules of lithium and 13 molecules of uranium…
    I shall call my new gas…… Hydrolithiuranium – Helium for short.
    My chemistry teacher told me this would be impossible, but hey, only 6 more impossible things to do before breakfast.

  5. 5. Chris Said:

    Sorry Karl. Lithium is Li. I can’t find an element L. But in looking that up, I remembered a very unusual element, Tc – technetium: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technetium. The article doesn’t mention that Tc decays because the orbital electrons penetrate the nucleus.

  6. 6. Karl Sharman Said:

    You’re right Chris, there isn’t an L, and I suppose it would have been (if lithium was allowed) Quinthydrononuslithiumtridecuranium.
    I like the bit in the article about Mendeleev – a man who discovers something that must exist, but doesn’t exist yet.

  7. 7. JG Said:

    Nice, that was quick guys, and possibly girls.

  8. 8. xXxVatchXxX Said:

    But what gas is this??????????????????

    QpAlzoKwxsmcndJeifuvhbytg

  9. 9. noodle Said:

    hidrogin

  10. 10. Deepa Said:

    Helium..:)

  11. 11. Karl Sharman Said:

    Chris, it would appear that at the time of our last posts on this thread, a new element was discovered! It is synthetic and can last for up to a second….

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/07/science/07element.html

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