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Hydrogen is what is most well known as the simplest, most basic, element. It's atomic structure is very basic, consisting of only one positively-charge proton, no neutrons, and one lonely electron(meaning it's atomic number is one, atomic mass is one, and it's atomic symbol is a simple "H"). It wants one more electron, so it will bond with one other element very easily. This allows it to make complex strings with only hydrogen and carbon, called hydrocarbons.

In general, 75% of EVERYTHING known to man is composed of hydrogen, including stars, gas planets, even vast clouds of it just floating through space. Hydrogen is diatomic, meaning if you have pure hydrogen, it will react with itself and form the H2 molocule, two hydrogens bonded together.

These are my samples!


Hydrogen, made through the process of electrolysis, being using electrical energy to separate atoms from molecules, in this case using electrical energy to break the molecule H2O(water) into H2(hydrogen) and O2(oxygen). Also note there is twice as much hydrogen, so you can use this to tell which electrode is producing which gas(Just a tip, hydrogen is on the negative terminal). This is the H2, stored carefully in a bottle with the remaining space filled by water. I'll put how to do this experiment in the Science section sometime!

Date added(year-month-day):20110730, sample number:44

Tags(Elements in sample):hydrogen

Gas Ampoule Set

This is a set of miniature ampoules I made to contain some of the more easily-acquired gases in the periodic table, in order from left to right, Chlorine(made from pool chemicals.. Very dangerous), Nitrogen(Just air.. 78% pure, not bad), Oxygen(Made from electrolysis of water), and Hydrogen(Made from electrolysis as well).

Date added(year-month-day):20110719, sample number:1

Tags(Elements in sample):hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, chlorine

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