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Chemical Elements: Helium

Next up in the periodic table element series is the one with atomic number 2, Helium!

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Most people know helium from balloons, but hopefully these facts can help you learn more about the element!

Symbol: He

Discovered in: 1868

Discoverers: Pierre Janssen and Norman Lockyer

"It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, inert, monatomic gas"

"It’s less soluble in water than any other gas. It’s the less reactive element and doesn’t essentially form chemical compounds."



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