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Top 12 interesting facts about Hydrogen
Hydrogen = Hydro (water) + gen (generate)
Hydrogen was discovered in 1766 by Henry Cavendish.
Hydrogen is the most basic element in the universe containing just a proton and an electron.
There are no neutrons in a Hydrogen atom.
Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe.
Elemental Hydrogen is hardly ever found on our planet so it has to be produced artificially.
Hydrogen is highly flammable (remember the disaster of the Zeppelin Hindenburg) and it was used as a fuel for space shuttle.
Car engineers take in consideration solid Hydrogen (Hydrogen under extreme pressure become solid) as a car fuel.
The flame produce by burning Hydrogen is invisible for the human eye.
In normal conditions, Hydrogen is a gas which is tasteless, odorless and colorless.
Hydrogen is often stored as a liquid at a temperature of -252.87 Centigrade.
Hydrogen has the melting point at -259.14
C (14.009985 K, -434.45203
F) and the boiling point at -252.87
C (20.280005 K, -423.166
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