Chemical Elements

Explore Eight Lesser-Known, Useful Elements

How well do you know the periodic table? If you can recite each element and its functions by heart, then kudos—we're sure that's an awesome party trick. For everyone else, you're probably only familiar with the most common elements. Well, we'd like to introduce you to eight elements that deserve to sit proudly on their periodic table thrones.

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Hi, Elements—Nice To Meet You

These eight elements aren't as famous as oxygen and nitrogen, but they're still super important.

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Written by Curiosity Staff January 6, 2017

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