Collecting elements can be risky business. Tellurium is one of those elements that poses a dire threat — not to one’s health, but to the element collector’s reputation in polite society.
Today’s element gets called “lazy,” but that’s actually a terrible misnomer.
From prehistoric times right through today, our hand-held tools have been made of silicon.
Listen to some of the pointless arguments caused by element 13, and take a look at the argument-filled history of one sharp aluminum point. Continue reading “13. Aluminium: War Of The Words”