CHEMICAL ELEMENTS

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.

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Chromium

Chromium, a silvery-white metallic element. It was named from the Greek word chroma, meaning color, because of the variety of colors of chromium compounds.

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  • Astatine
    Astatine

    Astatine, a radioactive chemical element. Astatine, a member of the halogen group of elements, is an extremely shortlived substance; its most stable isotope has a half-life period of only 8.3 hours. See more »

  • Berkelium
    Berkelium

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

  • Beryllium
    Beryllium

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

  • Bismuth
    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

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

  • Bromine
    Bromine

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

  • Cadmium
    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

    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

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

  • Cesium
    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 »

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