Russel's Element Peter Weinberg leone c


My element is Helium. It has the symbolof He, The reason it is named Helium is because the Greek God of the Sun is called Helios. This is because Helium was first found on the sun.


Helium was Discovered in 1985 by Sir William Ramsay in London. He was experimenting with a mineral called Clevite that contains Uranium. This mineral was exposed to acids, and the gasses were examined and found to be helium. Coincidentally, it was discovered independently by Per Teodor Cleve and Nils Abraham Langlet.


Helium has an atomic number of 2, with 22 protons electrons and neutrons. It has an atomic mass of 4.0026022


Helium is usually found in natural gas.

Helium can be found in many interesting places around the world. It is used to cool magnets in MRI machines. It is also used at CERN in Switzerland. And, of course, there is Helium in balloons.

24% of the universe is natural gas.


Theodore Gray’s: The Elements

J. Emsley (2001). Nature's Building Blocks: An A–Z Guide to the Elements.

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