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Helium Shortage!

Helium is held in pockets underground just like fossil fuel. Over half of the world's helium is located in Texas's National Helium Reserve. Texas used this abundant gas for defence in the for of air ships. Helium was their safest option, it's not flammable or toxic.


Helium also became useful for inventing the atomic bomb and other scientific devices. Helium is used to cool MRI scanners, rocket ships, power plants and many more. Helium can also be used to treat diseases associated with the lungs, can be combined with neon to be used as a bar-code scanner and can be combined with oxygen so that it can get to your lungs faster. Helium just became so useful that humans started to use it so much. Scientists estimate that at the current rate of helium usage, we will lose it all in 15 years.


Robert Richardson, a professor at Cornell University claims that "party balloons would cost $100 if they properly reflected the value of the precious gas they contain!"

What is Helium?

Helium is the second atom on the periodic table. It's one of the noble gases! This means that it has a full outer shell. It's very happy! Helium is the lightest noble gas. Oxygen is 4x heavier than Helium! That's why your helium balloons at your party float.


Helium is in period 1, group 18 and family of noble gases


Atomic Number: 2

Atomic Mass: 4.0026

Melting Point: -272.2°C (-458.07°F)

Boiling Point: -268.93°C (-452.07°F)

Density: 0.0001785 g/cm3

State at room temperature: Gas

Element Classification: Non-metal

Facts

1. Helium is so light that the earth's gravity isn't able to hold it down, so if helium atoms are released in to the atmosphere, they will keep going up until they reach space.

2. When helium turns into a liquid (almost reaching absolute zero) the liquid has the capabilities to flow upwards on walls.

3. Helium is in our atmosphere only because it's constantly being replenished by decay of radioactive elements, and cosmic rays. 9% of the cosmic rays are helium nuclei

4. Helium was found in the sun's atmosphere before it was found on ours!

Properties

Physical:

Phase: Gas (can be liquid if cooled)

Density: 2nd least dense substance after hydrogen

Color/ Lustre: Transparent

Odor: No Odor

Viscosity: Very low viscosity

Taste: No taste

Chemical:

Reactivity with water: Less soluble than other gases

Toxicity: Non- toxic

Flammability: Non- flammable