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The sun is made mostly of Hydrogen. Burning Hydrogen is our source of light.

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Hydrogen was named after the Greek word for " water-forming". The chemical symbol is H.


Hydrogen is a colorless gas. Its atomic number is 1. Its atomic mass is 1. It is a non-metal.

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Hydrogen was discovered by Henry Cavendish in 1766. Cavendish was born on October 10, 1731 and died on February 24, 1810. He discovered Hydrogen when he collected the Hydrogen gas and showed that when it is burned, water is produced.

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The location of Hydrogen on the periodic table is 11. Hydrogen is found in the oceans and rarely as a gas on Earth.


Hydrogen can be dangerous at room temperature.


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