What Chemical Elements Would Look Like If They Were People

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We at Bright Side are certain that any subject, no matter how complicated, can be made interesting for children provided it’s explained in an accessible way. Take chemistry for example, which is often considered one of the toughest subjects for a child to learn at school.

We suggest beginning with the most famous chemical elements and their characteristics.

Please note: This article was updated in January 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
Illustrated by Lenya Brick for Bright Side

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Hydrogen should be represented by a crowd of skinny people rather than being fat. Uranium is fat but not for long, depending on the isotope.

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By the way, you got wrong about hydrogen. Even if it needs a lot of space, it isn't that fat and heavy - it's the lightest element in the universe.

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I guess I could be neon - I'm so stubborn I don't listen to anyone - and if I make a decision it's absolutely impossible for anyone, even me, to change it. I bet even a magician, a psychologist, or even a guy awesome at negotiating or persuading couldn't do anything.

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