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What Do the Elements Look Like?

By December 4, 2012

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Photo of bismuth. (Dschwen, wikipedia.org)Only about 120 elements have been discovered (the slosh factor has to do with verification of the discovery), yet most people are unaware of how the elements look. It's not surprising since relatively few elements exist free in nature. Even though you may not encounter pure elements every day, you can see them by taking a tour of this element photo gallery.


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