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  1. #1 Periodic table MADE of elements? 
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    Hi! I'm a guy looking for opinion about starting a project of making an element collection where ALL of the element block representations are MADE of the element they represent. Thoughts? Recommendations?


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    google it there are numerous places to get element samples-some aren't cheap though


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    I'd be interested on whether or not you're planning to have them encased in something or simply leave them "raw".
    Could be fascinating...
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    Quote Originally Posted by smartie987 View Post
    Hi! I'm a guy looking for opinion about starting a project of making an element collection where ALL of the element block representations are MADE of the element they represent. Thoughts? Recommendations?
    As Dywyddyr implies, the liquids and gases will need to be enclosed and the gases will mostly look like empty containers anyway so you can cheat there. Quite a number of the solids will also need to be enclosed to prevent "deterioration" - which can on occasion be explosive - due to contact with air or moisture. Some are radioactive, hence unobtainable without special licence. And some are very expensive indeed.

    So you may not want to do this literally for every element in the table.
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    for your enjoyment, or beyond...

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    I'm interested in knowing how you plan to deal with those artificial trans-uranics with half lives measured in minutes.

    But apart from that it is a good idea. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that there is an internet club whose membership are devoted to exactly this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    I'm interested in knowing how you plan to deal with those artificial trans-uranics with half lives measured in minutes.

    But apart from that it is a good idea. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that there is an internet club whose membership are devoted to exactly this.
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    The noble elements witch are very cheap I'm planning on running a simple electric current through them and they should glow. as for elements like lithium, they would be encased in some sort of durable clear material. as for Uranium (let alone plutonium) would be unavailable or I could just buy a small sample as you can own small amounts of U238 isotope! but very good point about expensive gold like elements!
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    I simply will not put them there and just put a representation of it in glass or something.

    How would you deal with it?
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    LIKE I SAID -GOOGLE IT--- THERE ARE DOZENS OF SOURCES
    ONE PLACE IN ENGLAND OFFERS COMPLETE SETS 92 elements- AIN'T CHEAP -2300+ POUNDS
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