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Molybdenum

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Molybdenum

For a long time molybdenum was confused with lead ores. That’s why it got its name from the greek word for lead mólybdos. It is used for hardening steel. As a trace element it is essential for almost every organism. It can reach oxidation states up to six.

Iridium

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Iridium

The name iridium is derived from the greek word Iris, the Greek goddess of the rainbow, because iridium-compounds are very colourful. It is supposed to be the most corrosion-resistant element. It is used in many appliances, where persistence is important, for example in pen tips.

Technetium

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Technetium

Technetium is the smallest radioactive element and thus a great exception among its neighbouring elements. It was the first artificially made element leading to its name: the Greek word technētós means "artificial".

Technicus the monster looks like put together from various spare parts. It wants to belong to the "good guys". But because of its radioactivity the other monsters avoid it.

Palladium

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Pallas
The nobel metal palladium was named after the asteroid Pallas, which was discovered in the same time period as the element. The asteroid in return was named after Pallas Athena, an alternate name for the Greek goddess Athena. She is the goddess of wisdom, warfare and handicraft as well as name patron of the city of Athens.

Niobium

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Niobe
Niobe

Niobium was named after Niobe the daughter of Tantalos, who is namesake of tantalum – the element right below niobium in the periodic table. It is commonly used as an addition to stainless steel alloys.

Zirconium

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Zirconium

The name zirconium is taken from the mineral zircon (ZrSiO4). The word is derived from the persischen wort zargun for „gold-like“. It is used for example in nuclear power plants as a casing for the fuel rods, or to produce bright sparks in flashbulbs and fireworks.

Gold

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Gold

Gold is the undebated king of the elements. No other has such a high significance – it’s proverbial. If all the gold in the world was melted into a cube, it would be just 20 meters long.

Auro is the king of the Elemonsters world. He is dignified, majestic and very conceited.

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