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Common Elements/Uses

ElementCommon Uses &/or Descriptions
Aluminum A light metal used in making airplanes, buildings, pots and pans, etc.
Bromine Used in photography, medicines, insecticides, etc.
Calcium A soft, metallic chemical element found in limestone, marble, chalk, etc.
Carbon Found in coal, oil, gas, living things, and inks.
Chlorine Used in bleach, in chemical to kill germs in swimming pools, and found with the element sodium in table salt.
Chromium A shiny metal usde on bumpers of some cars, household fixtures, etc.
Copper A metal used for electric wires, pots, pans, and pennies.
Gold A metal used for jewelry and precious decorative pieces.
Helium A gas much lighter in air used in blimps and balloons.
Hydrogen A flammable and explosive gas.
Iodine Used on cuts and wounds to kill germs.
Iron A strong metal used in the construction of buildings, steel, and machines.
Lead A metal used in automobile batteries and in fishing and diving weights.
Mercury A heavy, poisonous liquid used in some thermometers.
Neon A gas used in many lights and signs.
Nickel A metal used in coins.
Nitrogen The main gas in the air, also used as fertilizer.
Oxygen A gas nessesary for respiration; aids burning.
Platinum An expensive metal used in jewelry.
Potassium Found in fertilizers.
Silicon Used in electronics and in compounds for making glass.
Silver Used in tableware, jewelry, photography, medicines, and coins.
Sodium A soft metal that combines with chlorine to make table salt.
Sulfur Used to make sulfuric acid and some medicines such as pet powders.
Tin Used to make cans.
Tungsten A metal used in light bulb filamets.
Uranium A metal used in some nuclear reactions.
Zinc A metal that prevents rust and is used in dry cell batteries.
Lithium High temperature lubricants
Magnesium Powder
Lithium High temperature lubricants
Magnesium Powder
Radium Self-luminous plants
Titanium Alloys with aluminum
Zirconium Nucleur industry for cladding fuel elements
Manganese Used to form many alloys
Cobalt Magnetic steels
Plutonium Nucleur weapons
Polonium eleminating static charges
Krypton Flourescent lights
Anitmony Infared Directors
Phosphorus found in fertilizers
Fluorine Prevents tooth decay
Xenon Electron tubes
Argon Light Bulbs
Radon Earthquake prediction
Curium One source for Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer on Mars
Arsenic bronzing
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