What is the greatest number of elements you can combine?

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by John J. Bannan, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. John J. Bannan Registered Senior Member

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    What molecule contains the greatest number of separate elements? How does the molecule behave?
     
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  3. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    If you really wanted to, you could probably make a large organic molecule that had all sorts of main-group elements stuck on it and that was also able to bind most metals.
     
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  5. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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    about 100. You would use a chelating structure (lots of internal cages) and just fill the internal voids with at least one of all the reasonably stable elements, but little point to doing it.
     
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  7. Fraggle Rocker Staff Member

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    Wait a minute... Last time I looked at the periodic table we didn't have 100 "reasonably stable elements."

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  8. guthrie paradox generator Registered Senior Member

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    Billy T- chelating as I use the word refers to forming bonds with atoms, usually stronger than hyrdogen bonding, whereas your talk about internal voids etc makes me think of Zeolites. Can you clarify please?
    Some sort of zeolite with internal treatments so you could stick all these different atoms to it might work, but it would be very difficult to make, and also fairly pointless.

    Why are you asking what is a dumb sounding question John?
     
  9. Nasor Valued Senior Member

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    "Chelating" means that the molecule is able to bind to a single metal atom in more than one place.
     
  10. DwayneD.L.Rabon Registered Senior Member

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    Largest chemical in the solar system is 163 atomic elements, after that chemical become compound chemicals.

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    Badly, then I spank it rather hard where it splits into many little tears falling.

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  12. DwayneD.L.Rabon Registered Senior Member

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    The Whale for the biggest living molecule.


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    How much shit can you get in a five pound sack?
     
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