• Question: What is your favourite element?

    Asked by claudiaisonfire to Aaron, Abbey, Keith, Natalie, Pete on 12 Nov 2015. This question was also asked by Blondie4321, NitrogenErbiumDysprosium, Lewis Clarke.
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      Aaron Boardley answered on 12 Nov 2015:

      I’ve always liked silicon. Partly because it features in all microchips so helps make our electronic devices work (and I love technology!). But partly because I had to do a project on an element when I was at school and I got silicon – so I ended up finding loads about it so seem to have more knowledge about it than any other element. I guess that has always stuck with me, even 10 years later!

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      Natalie Garrett answered on 13 Nov 2015:

      I think Carbon, because it’s so important for life. It might seem boring and dull to some, but we’re carbon based, we wouldn’t be here without it. Also, in my work I look at carbon-hydrogen bonds a LOT, so I use it pretty much every day in the lab.