Chemical elements are substances composed of only one type of atom and they cannot be broken down further. Chemical elements are the simplest forms of matter and each one is assigned a specific atomic number. Check out these articles on chemical elements.


Fluorine, a chemical element. It is a pale yellow gas at ordinary temperatures. Fluorine is a corrosive substance and has a strong odor.

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  • Berkelium


    Berkelium, a radioactive, metallic chemical element. Berkelium does not occur in nature; it is artificially created. See more »

  • Beryllium


    Beryllium, a grayish-white metallic chemical element, formerly called glucinum, or glucinium. See more »

  • Bismuth


    Bismuth, a metallic chemical element. It is brittle, has a high luster, and is grayish-white with a red or pink tinge. See more »

  • Boron


    Boron, a nonmetallic chemical element never found free in nature. It occurs in various compounds, including boric acid and borax. See more »

  • Bromine


    Bromine, a chemical element. It is a heavy, reddish-brown liquid with a choking odor. See more »

  • Cadmium


    Cadmium, a soft, silvery-white metallic element. It is much like zinc, but is a heavier metal with a lower melting point. See more »

  • Calcium


    Calcium, a soft, silver-white metallic chemical element. Calcium is malleable (can be hammered or rolled into a thin sheet) and ductile (can be drawn into wire), and can combine with many other metals to form alloys. See more »

  • Californium


    Californium, a radioactive, metallic chemical element. Californium does not occur in nature; it is produced artificially. See more »

  • Cesium


    Cesium, a silver-white metallic chemical element. Cesium is softer than talc, is ductile (can be drawn into wire), and has a low melting point. See more »

  • Chlorine


    Chlorine, a chemical element that is a greenish-yellow gas at ordinary temperatures and pressures. See more »

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