10 Obscure Elements That Are More Important Than You’d Think
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So you think you know the elements of the Periodic Table? Well think again – because between the well-known “rock star” elements at the bottom (think Oxygen, Carbon, Hydrogen …) and the quickly disintegrating radioactive ones at the top-end, lie some hidden heroes.
This slideshow brings to the fore some of the lesser-known elements of the Periodic Table that have important real-world uses, and shares some interesting facts about them.
Who knew that Pepto-Bismol gets it’s name from the pink-colored element Bismuth! And for all Superman fans out there – no, Kryptonite does not exist, though a namesake element Krypton is featured in this slideshow. So head on over to find out about Praseodymium, Osmium, Antimony, and a few other obscure but rather interesting elements.