Chemical Elements

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Colourful liquids and periodic table

Describing and Classifying Matter

Learn about the physical and chemical properties of matter.
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Describing and Classifying Matter

Timothy Burkhart

Query a Career Profile

Students will explore career profiles and relate them to what they are learning in science class.
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Query a Career Profile

An image showing the symbol, atomic number and relative atomic mass of sodium. Sodium’s symbol is Na, its atomic number is 11 and its relative atomic mass is approximately 22.99.  Image © istockphoto.com/3dalia

Na Na Na Na (Hey Hey Hey) Sodium!

Sodium is a useful chemical element. You consume it as table salt regularly. Learn about salt mining, sodium uses, and what problems too much sodium can cause.
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Na Na Na Na (Hey Hey Hey) Sodium!

illustration of a hydrogen car

The History and Uses of Hydrogen

Hydrogen’s tendency towards combustion is what makes it both a dangerous chemical element and a useful energy source.
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The History and Uses of Hydrogen

Bryan Wilson | Directeur général, North American Palladium, Lac Des Iles Mine

Bryan Wilson

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General Manager
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Bryan Wilson

Nitrogen symbol from periodic table

Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle

What is the nitrogen cycle? How do human activities such as using fertilizer affect the nitrogen cycle? How can this cause greenhouse gases?
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Understanding the Nitrogen Cycle

The newest chemical elements

The Newest Elements on the Periodic Table

The periodic table was last updated in 2016 with four new chemical elements. What is a chemical element? What is the atomic structure of the newest chemical elements? How did they get their names?
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The Newest Elements on the Periodic Table

Keplers Supernova. Image © NASA

The Life and Death of Stars

The life and death of stars form the chemical elements that make up Earth, making stars critical to life as we know it.
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The Life and Death of Stars

heavy metal band

A Taste of Heavy Metal

Heavy metal is a term for some toxic chemical elements. They can cause problems like bioaccumulation, but are useful in nuclear medicine and medical imaging.
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A Taste of Heavy Metal

Bryan Wilson - General Manager, North American Palladium

Bryan Wilson (Video)

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General Manager
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Bryan Wilson (Video)