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It’s Elemental: Hydrogen- A Mom’s Review of the Periodic Table September 13, 2017

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IT’S ELEMENTAL

September 13th is our personal 9/11,. On this date in 2004 our lives flipped on a precarious edge that left an unsteadiness that only others who have experienced it can understand. I consider the fact that we have not only survived but look forward to each tomorrow a supreme accomplishment.

So now, you too, can look forward to each tomorrow .

It is my goal to take a month and honor our daughter Sarah’s love of all elements periodic.

By the end of a month, perhaps you will be able to answer Sarah’s favorite question, “WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ELEMENT?”
I think she would love and support this endeavor.

All facts are from Los Alamos National Lab. You paid for them- might as well get your money’s worth of knowledge.

Let’s start with the cold facts of HYDROGEN with its Atomic Number of 1!

As the most abundant of all elements in the universe it makes up more than 90% of all the atoms — THAT is a lot of mass! We don’t find it in our atmosphere because it is so light. (It generally measures as less than 1 ppm. That isn’t much!) It stays solid up to 20 degrees over absolute zero. Now THAT is one cold fact.

Hydrogen is important to the Krause family because solid hydrogen was the subject of John’s dissertation and launched him into the lifelong study of cryogenics and superconductivity. If it weren’t for hydrogen, John never would have come to Columbus to work for Battelle and we never would have met.

Yea Hydrogen!!!!!!

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