Hydrogen

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Family, Valence Electron Configuration

Hydrogen doesn't belong in any family on the periodic table. The group that it's in reacts the similar way but Hydrogen is a very special element. Hydrogen isn't an alkali metal.

Physical Properties

Hydrogen has a few physical propertices such as it being odorless, colorless, tatseless gas. It is highly inflammable and burns with blue flame forming water. It is the lightest gas. It is insoluble in water. Lastly it is the most abundant element in the universe.

Chemical Reactivity concerning electrons

H2 is produced in chemistry and biology laboratories, often as a by-product of other reactions; in industry for the hydrogenation of unsaturated substrates; and in nature as a means of expelling reducing equivalents in biochemical reactions.

Periodic Map that points to where family is located.

Hydrogen is a very special element of the periodic table and doesn't belong to any family. While hydrogen sits in Group I, it is NOT an alkali metal.

5 Uses of Hydrogen

Fuel: Hydrogen can be used as a fuel.

Petroleum: Hydrogen gas is used in the processing of petroleum products to break down crude oil into fuel oil, gasoline and such.

Fertilizer: Hydrogen is important in creating ammonia (NH3) for use in making fertilizer.

Food and fat: Hydrogen gas is used as a hydrogenating agent to for polyunsaturated fats, such as used in margarine. But it is also used in making unhealthy trans-fats that are often used in cookies and other goods.

Acids and bases: Hydrogen atoms are in every acid and base. Hydrogen gas is sometimes used directly to create an acid.