Facts about Hydrogen
Facts about Hydrogen - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Hydrogen
The Element Hydrogen is defined as...
A colorless, highly flammable gaseous element, the lightest of all gases and the most abundant element in the universe. Used in the production of synthetic ammonia and methanol, in petroleum refining, in the hydrogenation of organic materials, as a reducing atmosphere, in oxy-hydrogen torches, and in rocket fuels. The most common uses of Hydrogen are in Hydrogen Peroxide, H Bomb, Fuel Cells, Fuel, Hydrogen Generators, Hydrogen Powered Cars. A Hydrogen Reaction involves a process in which Hydrogen is mixed with another substance which react to form something else.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Hydrogen
What are the origins of the word Hydrogen ?
Hydrogen is French for water-maker, from the Greek word hudor meaning "water" and gennen meaning to "generate".
Facts about the Classification of the Element Hydrogen
Hydrogen is classified as an element in the 'Non-metals' section which can be located in groups 14,15 and 16 of the Periodic Table. Non-metals are not easily able to conduct electricity or heat and do not reflect light . Non-metallic elements are very brittle, and cannot be rolled into wires or pounded into sheets. Non-metallic elements exist, at room temperature, in two of the three states of matter : gases (such as oxygen) and solids (such as carbon).
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Hydrogen
Hydrogen was discovered by Henry Cavendish in 1776.
Occurrence of the element Hydrogen in the Atmosphere
Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. It makes up to 75% of normal matter by mass and over 90% by number of atoms. Found in abundance in stars and giant gas planets. It is fourteen and a half times lighter than air. The most common source for this element on earth is water which is composed two parts hydrogen to one part oxygen (H2O).
Common Uses of Hydrogen
Hydrogen Peroxide, H Bomb, Fuel Cells, Fuel, Hydrogen Generators, Hydrogen Powered Cars.
The Properties of the Element Hydrogen
Name of Element : Hydrogen
Symbol of Element : H
Atomic Number of Hydrogen : 1
Atomic Weight 1.0079
Melting Point: 259.14°C
Boiling Point: 252.87°C
Color of Hydrogen : Colourless
The element Hydrogen and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Hydrogen on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Hydrogen for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Hydrogen with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Hydrogen element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Hydrogen - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Hydrogen element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. Hydrogen was discovered by Henry Cavendish in 1776. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Hydrogen is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Hydrogen
Information Facts about the Hydrogen Element