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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Vanadium

Vanadium, a silver-white metallic element. The principal use of vanadium is as a hardening agent in alloys.

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  • 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 »

  • Chlorine

    Chlorine

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

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