Elektrolyse und Knallgasreaktion

Ein erstes Video mit einer chemischen Reaktion: Oxy und Hydro veranschaulichen uns die Elektrolyse und die Knallgasreaktion. Wasser wird in seine Bestandteile zerlegt und wieder zusammengesetzt.

Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften 2019

Save the date: The ELEMONSTERS live – at the Long Night of Science in Berlin on June 15th! In the Institute of Chemistry of the Technical University Berlin (building C, Strasse des 17. Juni 115) at 5pm there will be a science-show with many exciting experiments, a live Elemonster and many suprises. Also the Elemonsters card game will be available for the first time (including an augmented-reality-app). Unfortunately the event will be all in German.

Bismuth

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Bis
Bis

Bismuth is the heaviest (almost) stable element –with only a very small radioactivity. It has the highest diamagnetic property, which means that it gets repelled by magnets.

There are several possible explanation for its name.

Bis the monster likes to hang out with Mang Gang. Together they take care of the „heavy work“.

Antimony

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Stibia
Stibia

Antimony was recognized in predynastic Egypt as an eye cosmetic (kohl), in modern times it was being used to harden lead for typing letters and more recently in semiconductor electronics. Alchemist called it „lupus metallorum“ – the wolf of metals. The abbreviation Sb is derived from the latin word Stibium.

Stibia is a cunning monster who likes to plot schemes and play others off against each other. Whoever gets bewitched by her charm, can fall for her easily.

Platinum

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Platinius
Platinius

Platinum is in constant competition with gold for the most noble and most precious metal. But it hasn't always been that way: When it was first discovered in South America, it was thought to be low-grade silver. Therefore the name, which means "tiny silver" in Spanish.

If Auro (gold) is the king, what could Platinius be – the pope? However, there is a permanent rivalry between the two of them about who might be the mightiest of them all.

Plutonium

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Pluto
Plutonium

Plutonium is extremely poisonous and highly radioactive. It’s main use is for nuclear enerergy and in atomic bombs. His name patron, dwarf planet Pluto named after the Greek god of the underworld, was chosen wisely.

Pluto is an evil fella. Together with his partner in crime Urano, he plots to take over the world.

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