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The most metallic element?

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Francium is the most metallic element on earth

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Francium is the most metallic but it is man made. So, Cesium is the most metallic natural element.

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Niyati Mistry Best Answer!

hey there, the most metallic element in the periodic table is francium

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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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Rapolas Petkus Best Answer!

If we assume what makes the element metallic is its electronegativity, then the answer would be francium (and cesium is the most metallic naturally abundant element).

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Manoj Janga Best Answer!

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

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Mathujana Thirunavukkarasu Best Answer!

Man-made= francium however, naturally occuring= caesium

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The metallic character of elements such as their shiny appearance, high thermal and electrical conductivity, high density, as well as their malleability and ductility are all attributable to the ease with which the element loses electrons and form cations (+vely charged ions). On this basis one would expect caesium to be the most metallic element as it has the lowest first ionisation energy in the periodic table of 376 kJ/mol as opposed to Francium which is extremely rare, having a slightly higher first ionisation energy of 380kJ/mol. More food for thought comes from the fact that many metals are hard and dense having high melting points, particularly the transition metals. Tungsten for example has remarkable robustness, especially the fact that it has the highest melting point of all the elements discovered, melting at 3,422 Ā°C. On the other hand caesium being one of the group I elements, is a much less dense and significantly lower melting point metal (28.4 Ā°C). So really there is no hard and fast answer to this question as it depends on how much importance you give to each physical property that one would associate with an element being "metallic".

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Lawrence Best Answer!

in terms of chemical reactivity, I would say Francium because it is at the bottom of group 1 and reactivity increases down the group.

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Armaan Arif Best Answer!

The most metallic element isĀ francium but it is a man-made element

The most metallic natural elementĀ isĀ caesium.

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Benyameen Ali Best Answer!

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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William Best Answer!

There are many elements that are metallic but francium is classed as the most metallic

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Fathim Mary Best Answer!

The most metallic element in the periodic table is Francium which is man made. All elements of group 1 in the periodic table are highly electropositive metals where the metallic character increases down the group.

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Francium is the most metallic man-made element and Caesium above it, is the most metallic natural element.

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Sam Smith Best Answer!

There is no such thing as one metal that is more metallic than another. However, potentially the word metallic in this question is more of an adjective to describe the colour of an element

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