Hydrogen

By: Zaron J. Hayes

Hydrogen Atom.

It is used in Nature, by being combined with oxygen to make water. This element can be found all over the world.

    Hydrogen is the only element that forms compounds in which the valence electrons are in the n = 1 shell. As a result, hydrogen can have three oxidation states, corresponding to the H+ ion, a neutral H atom, and the H- ion.

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5 Interesting facts and number of protons, neutrons, and electrons.

1 proton.

0 neutrons.

1 electron.

Facts.

1.) About 10 percent of the weight of living organisms is hydrogen – mainly in water, proteins and fats.

2.) Hydrogen is believed to be one of three elements produced in the Big Bang; the others are helium and lithium.

3.) We owe most of the energy on our planet to hydrogen. The Sun’s nuclear fires convert hydrogen to helium releasing a large amount of energy.

4.) Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe.

5.) Solid, crystalline hydrogen has the lowest density of any crystalline solid.