metallic element


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metallic element

[mə′tal·ik ′el·ə·mənt]
(chemistry)
An element generally distinguished (from a nonmetallic one) by its luster, electrical conductivity, malleability, and ability to form positive ions.
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Bring the outside in with an array of greenery injected into your living areas to complement the rustic wooden furniture and metallic elements.
For the external metallic element, this condition looks in this way:
A new faculty member who came to the UO in June 2003, Johnson works in supramolecular chemistry - the study of how molecules interact with one another - and thought there might be some new work to be done with some of the more toxic metallic elements, the ones found in a rough neighborhood of the chart of elements.
Cadmium, a toxic metallic element, is known to be the cause of Itai-itai Disease, considered to be a type of acquired Fanconi Syndrome characterized by kidney dysfunction and osteomalacia, which plagued a number of people, mainly women, in Toyama Prefecture in the 1950s.
The scientists created the device by filling a tiny carbon tube with gallium, a metallic element with a melting point just above room temperature.
SCE uses the toxic metallic element as a color fixing agent in coating PlayStation products, they said.
Hinojosa said the district has been asked to conduct a full sweep of testing for metals, including cadmium, nickel and copper as well as lead and arsenic, a highly poisonous metallic element used in insecticides.
Testing has shown that temperatures reaching 212[degrees]F (100[degrees]C) can transfer from the metallic element used to heat the grill to the base of the unit.
Depending on whom you speak to, the definition of a "heavy metal" can be as broad as every metallic element except lithium and sodium, or as limited as the few metals mentioned in the CONEG-type legislation (from the Coalition of Northeastern Governors) popping up all over the country to limit the hazardous content of packaging.
is completing plans to mine one of the world's largest known deposits of molybdenum, a metallic element used to harden steel.
A: A grayish metallic element found in coal, germanium is being advertised as a virtual cure-all, but there's no scientific evidence that it cures anything.
Copper is reddish, malleable and ductile metallic element with excellent thermal and electrical conductive qualities.