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Heaviest Element Should Completely Subvert The Rules Of High School Chemistry

Heaviest Element Should Completely Subvert The Rules Of High School Chemistry

At the bottom right-hand corner of the periodic table sits a fantasy world. Until recently, these elusive elements’ names were just fancy translations of their numbers. They’re enormous and can only be produced in the lab. They only stick around for a few seconds at most before radioactively decaying into…

Can Atoms Ever Touch?

There’s a very commonly held view that atoms can never touch: bring them together slowly, and you reach a point where they begin to repel. But in this video Professor Philip Moriarty explains that really isn’t the case.