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Most Expensive Element

By August 13, 2012

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Periodic Table of the Elements (Todd Helmenstine)What's the most expensive chemical element? There are a few different ways of answering this question, so I've looked up prices for the most expensive element that a normal person could actually buy, the most expensive element that there is and then the type of element that costs way more than any other... Learn more


August 14, 2012 at 6:25 pm
(1) LanthanumK says:

I thought rhodium was the most expensive stable element. I can buy 31 grams of lutetium at Metallium (elementsales.com) for $200, so I have a hard time believing that 100 grams will be $10000. Wikipedia states $10000/kilogram, but even that is quite a bit higher than the current market price.

October 18, 2012 at 9:01 pm
(2) monkey says:

the answer for most useful is plutonium $500000 not rhodium

November 12, 2012 at 11:58 am
(3) luis says:

Francium is the mosy expensive going for about 1 billion for 100 grams

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