How of Hydrogen
There are several elements that are very useful to mankind. One of the elements that we are going to find out below in here is about Hydrogen. Hydrogen is the first element that we come across while studying the properties of elements on this universe.
Hydrogen, the most abundant chemical in our universe, is quite remarkable. Let’s take a look at some curious facts.
– Hydrogen (H) can bond to other chemicals such as oxygen giving us water, or bond to itself giving up hydrogen gas.
– As a single atom it has the lowest weight, atomic weight that is. Hydrogen’s atomic number = 1 and Hydrogen’s weight = 1.0079.
– Hydrogen does not like to live alone. It has infinity for bonding to other atoms.
– Hydrogen gas is very flammable and was associated with the explosion of the Hindenburg airship.
– Hydrogen is the most abundant element. About 75% of the element mass of the universe is hydrogen.
– Hydrogen is French for water maker, from the Greek work hudor meaning water and gennen meaning to generate.
– When burnt, hydrogen combines with oxygen to form water (H2O) and 286 kJ/mol of energy.
– Hydrogen is actually the oldest element in the universe, being formed between 3 to 20 minutes after the Big Bang.
– Hydrogen provided the lift for the first reliable form of air travel, used in the airship invented by Henri Giffard.
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