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The most metallic element?

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Winifred Eyoufe

The most metallic element (Champion) of the metallic world in the periodic table is none other than Francium (Fr)! It's like the superhero of metals. Why, you ask? Well, imagine all the elements in a race to see who can give away their electrons the fastest – Francium would win by a mile!

Here's why Francium is the king of metals:

Super-Size: Francium has a huge atomic size. It's like the giant of the alkali metal family (those are the guys in the first column of the periodic table – Group 1 metals). As you go down this family, each member gets bigger, and Francium is at the very bottom. Its enormous size makes its outermost electron kind of a free spirit – it's so far from the nucleus, it barely feels any pull from the positive protons!

Easy Going: Francium has what we call low ionization energy. This just means it’s super easy for it to let go of its outer electron. It doesn't hold on to its electron tightly, which makes it super reactive – it’s always ready to react and turn into a positive ion.

Reactivity King: Just like a hot-headed superhero, Francium reacts fast and intensely because it's so eager to lose that outer electron.

Fun fact: Francium is super rare and radioactive. It's like the mysterious character in comic books that everyone talks about but rarely sees. So, while it's fascinating, we don't get to play around with it in science labs. Still, it's pretty cool to know that the periodic table has its very own metallic superhero, right?"

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Francium. A metallic character is defined as the tendency to donate electrons. Being at the bottom of group one francium has large atomic radii hence the least effective nuclear charge and greatest metallic character.

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Francium is the most metallic element on earth

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Benyameen Ali

Caesium is in face the most metallic element - we can determine metallic characteristic with the general trends of the periodic table metallic properties increase down the groups of periodic table and along period from left to right. The group 1 metals also known as alkali metals are the most metallic elements

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Ruhi Shah

Most metallic element is Francium, Fr. It's atomic number is 87. It is extremely radioactive; its most stable isotope, francium-223, has a half-life of only 22 minutes

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Metallic character increases as you move down a group and decreases as you move from left to right across a period. Therefore, the most metallic element is found in the lower lefthand side of the Periodic table. Francium is the most metallic man-made elememt and Caesium above it, is the most metallic natural element.

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Charles Fon Abi

The most metallic element is francium. However, francium is a man-made element, except for one isotope, and all isotopes are so radioactive they almost instantly decay into another element. The natural element with the highest metallic character is cesium, which is found directly above francium on the periodic table.

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The metallic character of an event is dependant on its ability to lose its outer electron and how easily it can lose its valence electrons. The metallic character of a metal also increases as you would move down the group because the atomic radius of the atom increases which means there is more distance between nucleus of the atom of an element which makes it easier to lose valence electrons which is why Cesium is the metal with the most metallic character because it’s at the bottom of the group 1 metals.

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Arguably Francium, but it is man-made so Cesium would be the most metallic naturally occurring element.

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Gurdev Kaur

The most metallic element in the periodic table is Francium (man-made).

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The most metallic element is Francium

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Pournami Sudes

Francium is the most metallic element

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Sam Khalil

Silver. Conductivity is ranked against silver since it is the most conductive element. It abides by the definition of a metal more than the other elements

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Manoj Janga

Francium (if we include man-made elements), or Cesium (if otherwise)

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Man-made= francium however, naturally occuring= caesium

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