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2010-12-11 00:00:57

Exhibit Opens February 4, Marking Opening Week of the International Year of Chemistry Philadelphia, PA (Vocus) December 9, 2010 Elemental Matters: Artists Imagine Chemistry, an exhibit of contemporary artists whose work explores the elements and the periodic table, will open on Friday, February 4, at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in Philadelphia. The exhibit opening will cap a full week of activities marking the International Year of Chemistry (IYC 2011). Seven artists will have...

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2005-05-26 10:53:59

Germanium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ge and atomic number 32. This is a lustrous, hard, silver-white, metalloid that is chemically similar to tin. Germanium forms a large number of organometallic compounds and is an important semiconductor material used in transistors. Notable characteristics Germanium is a hard, grayish-white element that has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond. In addition, it is important to note that...

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Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'