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What is  Hydrogen?

Hydrogen atomic weight: 1.00794

Diatomic weight: 2.016

Size: 50-53 (pm) (pico-meters, 1/trillionth of a meter)

Density: 0.0899 g/L

Melting point: (- 434.45 °F), (-259.14 °C)

Boling point: (- 423.17 °F), (- 252.87 °C)

Form at room temperature: Gas

Hydrogen is number one on the periodic scale and is the smallest and lightest element in the universe.

Percentages of based off mass:

  • Universe: 75%
  • Earth crust: 0.15 %
  • Ocean: 11%
  • Human body: 10%

Also known as: A single proton

Also known as: Atomic hydrogen

Also known as: Molecular hydrogen, Hydrogen gas, Diatomic hydrogen, Di-hydrogen

Hydrogen Facts:

  • The most abundant element
  • Constitutes 75% of the universe
  • Smallest and lightest atom, with one proton and one electron, making it first on the periodic table
  • Virtually every other element derived from Hydrogen
  • Can exist in the form of gas, liquid, and a recently discovered metallic state
  • Colorless, odorless, tasteless, flammable, diatomic gas
  • Mostly found on earth in the form of water (H2O) and in the form of organic compounds
  • An essential element for life and plays vital role in the human body
  • Exists in most organic molecules
  • The central point of the acid-base reactions

Molecular Hydrogen Facts:

  • Two hydrogen atoms, covalently bonded together (sharing electrons)
  • Neutral in charge
  • Lighter than air itself
  • Flammable between 4%-75%, except when dissolved in water
  • A clean energy source; 3 times more energy dense than gasoline
  • Has been used in fuel cell technology, agriculture, etc
  • It was not until the 21st century that it was discovered to potential have remarkable therapeutic benefits to the human body
  • Multiple therapeutic functions, some of which are still being discovered.
  • Now being recognized as a medical gas exerting antioxidant effects, anti-inflammatory effects, anti-cellular death effects, etc.

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