Entries by Michael Loans

Let’s Learn About SILVER!

Silver is a chemical element with the symbol Ag and atomic number 47. A soft, white, lustrous transition metal, it exhibits the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and reflectivity of any metal. Silver was one of the first five elements discovered, along with gold, copper, lead and iron and has been mined for over 6000 […]

Let’s Learn About GOLD!

  Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally. In a pure form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It […]

Let’s learn about CHROMIUM!

    Chromium is a chemical element with the symbol Cr and atomic number 24. It is the first element in group 6. It is a steely-grey, lustrous, hard, and brittle transition metal. Chromium is the main additive in stainless steel, to which it adds anti-corrosive properties. It is a lustrous, brittle, hard metal. It […]

Let’s learn about BORON!

Boron is a chemical (non-metalic) element with the symbol B and atomic number 5. Produced entirely by cosmic ray spallation and supernovae and not by stellar nucleosynthesis, it is a low-abundance element in the Solar System and in the Earth’s crust. It constitutes about 0.001 percent by weight of Earth’s crust.  Boron is electron-deficient, possessing […]

Why Oxygen Supply is Needed in Remote Areas

Foxolution SE provides the ability to supply medical oxygen and nitrogen to remote areas.  But why is this such a vital thing?  In this blog article by Kevin Watkins, he explores the reasons for this – especially during the Covid-19 crisis.     Oxygen for all, during COVID-19 (coronavirus) and beyond KEVIN WATKINS|MAY 26, 2020 […]

Let’s learn about INDIUM!

    Indium is a chemical element with the symbol In and atomic number 49. Indium is the softest metal that is not an alkali metal. It is a silvery-white metal that resembles tin in appearance. It is a post-transition metal that makes up 0.21 parts per million of the Earth’s crust. Indium has a […]

Let’s learn about ZIRCONIUM!

  Zirconium is a chemical element with the symbol Zr and atomic number 40. The name zirconium is taken from the name of the mineral zircon (the word is related to Persian zargun (zircon; zar-gun, “gold-like” or “as gold”)), the most important source of zirconium.It is a lustrous, grey-white, strong transition metal that closely resembles […]

Let’s learn about POTASSIUM!

    Potassium is a chemical element with the symbol K (from Neo-Latin kalium) and atomic number 19. Potassium is a silvery-white metal that is soft enough to be cut with a knife with little force.[5] Potassium metal reacts rapidly with atmospheric oxygen to form flaky white potassium peroxide in only seconds of exposure. It […]

Let’s learn about ALUMINIUM!

    Aluminium (aluminum in American and Canadian English) is a chemical element with the symbol Al and atomic number 13. Aluminium has a density lower than those of other common metals, at approximately one third that of steel. It has a great affinity towards oxygen, and forms a protective layer of oxide on the […]

Let’s learn about LITHIUM!

    Lithium (from Greek: λίθος, romanized: lithos, lit. ‘stone’) is a chemical element with the symbol Li and atomic number 3. It is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. Under standard conditions, it is the lightest metal and the lightest solid element. Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable, and must be […]