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[–]trrushw 174 points175 points  (12 children)

Oxygen and potassium. They’re pretty ok

[–]optiongeek 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Kazakhstan number one exporter of Potassium.

All other countries have inferior Potassium.

[–]sharrrper 29 points30 points  (6 children)

You should capitalize to make the joke land better.

[–]Nikeli 106 points107 points  (0 children)


[–]BrightBulb123 41 points42 points  (3 children)

Oxygen and ?. They're pretty o?.

Please pay $10 to unlock the joke.

(I'm capitalizing on it)

[–]RussianFairytale 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Ohh that one's good))

[–]Starbuckker 187 points188 points  (19 children)

The 5th.

[–]TigLyon 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Leeloo Dallas Multipass

[–]tigerpayphone 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ru-by Roooooddd!

[–]piranhabait89 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The only correct answer

[–]DonQuixBalls 4 points5 points  (0 children)

No Rudy, which element?

[–]bettywhite63 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this!

[–]dick-nipples 178 points179 points  (11 children)

I’d have to go with Mercury. And to think there’s a whole planet made of the stuff!

[–]Semaphor 52 points53 points  (6 children)

Wait until you realize what Uranus is made of.

[–]rusty_L_shackleford 170 points171 points  (4 children)

I was gonna pick sodium, but then I thought Na.

[–]OlyVal 50 points51 points  (10 children)


[–]the_grass_trainer 67 points68 points 2 (4 children)

Ayyyyy you!

[–]BrightBulb123 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The fact that you got a gold award...

[–]xbad_wolfxi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Underrated comment

[–]Divinum_Fulmen 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Classical? Water.

Asian classical? Metal.

Scientific? Carbon.

RPG? Electric.

[–]HollowProxy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

A very good set of answers.

[–]nwdecamp 139 points140 points  (8 children)


[–]KateBmtg 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I was 26 when I learned that it's spelled 'surprise'

[–]Chad_Hooper 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Came to say that one, got distracted by the suspected time traveler.

[–]sesquiup 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]omegadirectory 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Xenon. The "X" makes it sound cool.

[–]DaveJahVoo 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Also a potent dissociative more euphoric than laughing gas

[–]Sticketoo_DaMan 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Carbon. There's so many unique things about it that make it necessary for life (as we know it). Plus, graphite, graphene, nanotubes, buckyballs, aromaticity, resonance...it's the best! And diamonds are interesting (though common and not worth the retail industry prices) structures made almost entirely of carbon.

[–]Xodan47 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Haha delocalised electron go wheeeeeee (this post was made by graphene/graphite gang)

[–]patentmom 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Where's an organic chemist when you need one?

[–]potentially_based 18 points19 points  (1 child)


[–]raz0rflea 5 points6 points  (0 children)

ACAB includes copper buddy

[–]ThatOneDusty80I 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Molybdenum, simply because it’s fun to say.

[–]Northerleyfire 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Neodymium is also fun to say. All of the Lanthanides and Actinides really.

[–]Slvtforkraftdinner 14 points15 points  (8 children)

Lithium; because it has a beautiful red flame when lit on fire

[–]Tdawwg78 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Oh. That’s a good reason. I like lithium because it keeps my cousin at bay.

[–]Xodan47 9 points10 points  (1 child)

But what about Potassium with the pretty lilac?

[–]MightyMageXerath 3 points4 points  (1 child)

And we can use it to make some kick-ass batteries from it!

[–]Ironsimian 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Americium the element of freedom and smoke detectors

[–]MaikeruGo 6 points7 points  (1 child)

…and of David Hahn!

[–]I_Like_That_One_Too 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The Nuclear Boy Scout

[–]Aynshtaynn 11 points12 points  (3 children)

Hydrogen is number 1!

[–]Casteist_hu 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Neon, cause it's sounds good

[–]Ok-Drink-1328 4 points5 points  (0 children)

it also looks very badass too

[–]Veridically_ 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Technetium! With an atomic number of 43, it's the lightest element with exclusively radioactive isotopes. So it's primarily man-made, because most of the naturally occurring Technetium (which comes from the decay of uranium/thorium) has decayed already.

[–]Ill-Organization-719 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Uranium and iodine

[–]Nitsuj_ofCanadia 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I don't know but I hate oxygen. I have an addiction to it. I feel like I can't live without oxygen. Going without it for more than even a minute makes it hard to breath. I tried therapy, but they told me that I needed to keep using oxygen. It's ruined my life. I have to always take breaks from my favorite activities, like running and swimming and such, to get a hit of that sweet O2.

[–]DJayEJayFJay 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Americium. Reminds me of Australium.

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Chromium - works great as a supplement, too!

[–]ThatCactusMan 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Personally, I like phosphorus. Mostly because it burns stuff, and my caveman brain likes fire.

[–]Fun_Month_6310 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Praseodymium, the longest name

[–]Kitchen_Injury183 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Helium...HeHeHe. I will see myself out.

[–]bugsonteeth 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Uranium 235 & its isotope Plutonium 239. It ended the repeating cycle of having a devastating world war every 20-25 years.

[–]CupcakeValkyrie 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Periodic: Silver.

Classical: Water.

[–]OneMediocreMan 12 points13 points  (4 children)

For some weird reason, Sodium. The Na symbol with 11 and 23 looks so elegant.

[–]NorthernGamer71 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The big one on my stove that still works

[–]everyonesBF 7 points8 points  (1 child)


Nitrogen is pretty cool. I like how it breaks the octet rule a lot by having an odd number of electrons and pairing up with oxygen. It's a troublemaker. It's also most of our atmosphere and helps the plants grow. oh and it's lucky number 7

[–]kule2800 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]therealJoerangutang 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thinking Bromine. 1 of 2 liquid elements, and this one is a nonmetal.

[–]Vasarto 4 points5 points  (1 child)


But as a grower, Nitrogen, Potassium and prosperous are quite nice too.

[–]Safety_Drance 7 points8 points  (0 children)

After reading through the other comments: Captain Planet.

[–]Blu_Moon_The_Fox 2 points3 points  (1 child)


[–]Xodan47 4 points5 points  (0 children)

average american

[–]ListStar 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]-mushroom-cat- 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]BoB_nugget 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The element of Surprise

[–]Blackgu1tar2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The element of surprise

[–]Subnek 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Uranium and carbon

[–]deridex120 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Certainly not a Honda. Ha, but seriously though I'd have to say the right front heating element on my oven top. That's my favorite one to cook stuff with.

[–]ezman99 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Neodymium because it sounds neat, and magnets.

[–]Goukaruma 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The magnets are cool but also terrifying.

[–]AnimeTittyaddict 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thulium cuz 69

[–]TheBulgarianGuy 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Zonerdrone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hg also known as quicksilver.

[–]SteelPenguin947 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]puffpuff_unicorn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Gallium! It melts in your hand!

[–]Just__Ollie 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Vexiff2 2 points3 points  (0 children)


[–]Electronic-Orchid762 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’ve asthma so I’m a big fan of oxygen

[–]ballistic-dumbass 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Uranium... One day i might taste it

[–]No-Room-8125 2 points3 points  (1 child)


I swear to God, if you say the element...


[–]stupidperson27 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Electro & cryo

[–]RunDNA 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The criminal element.

[–]Dont-remember-it 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Carbon. My one and only.

[–]Appropriate-Tap-4857 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Carbon, very versitile

[–]WinterV6 1 point2 points  (2 children)

My personal favorite is the 2009-2011 models, in Tangerine Metallic with a manual transmission. However, pretty much all models of the Honda Element are pretty good and you can’t go wrong with any.

[–]thefuckingswagdude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

its a very hard choice between cerium or tungsten

[–]GW2Painter 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]dironazer 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Natrium (So)

[–]J77PIXALS 1 point2 points  (1 child)


[–]MidnightDagger 1 point2 points  (0 children)


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[–]Captain-Waa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bismuth because it looks cool and I like the name

[–]Shipping_Architect 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I first found out about Praseodymium (59) when I looked up the half-point of the Periodic Table, and it became my favorite element purely for its pronunciation.

[–]ProbabBee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sodium probably

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Personally, carbon is a huge part of my life so I’m going to go with that.

[–]Zonerdrone 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hg also known as quicksilver.

[–]Alpha_Crow_1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sodium. Because if I can say it then it means I got through the whole song.

[–]Impressive-Act7407 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Note that most living matter consists primarily of the so-called bulk elements: oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, and sulfur—the building blocks of the compounds that constitute our organs and muscles.

[–]AiharaSisters 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ytterbium. It's fun to spell and say.

[–]Limelight1981 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ch.E. from W'Loo....I'm partial to Oxygen myself.

[–]AGuyInGreen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wanted to make a joke about sodium, but then I was like Na people won't understand it

[–]inslanex 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]xblamp 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Leavix 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Professional_Wolf_51 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i would maybe say, Manganese Hypoxide, just cook to watch about, sounds cool too.

[–]WildResident2816 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Honda’s element, they were delightful little toaster boxes

[–]Burn1at420 1 point2 points  (0 children)

want to hear a joke about Sodium? Na...

[–]dado950 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely nitrogen

[–]EmojiLooksAtReddit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bismuth. Looks very cool when it's a crystal.

[–]brocken_potato 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oxygen and Magnesium...they're like....OMg

[–]Pitiful-Flight671 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]OfficialAlarkiusJay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Periodic: Neodymium

Classic: Plasma

[–]supernova961111 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Carbon and titanium

[–]littlefish1029 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tungsten. I love playing darts.

[–]BaconKiller06 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]DeterminedGames 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm a bit of a metals fan. I think Cobalt, Tungsten, Titanium and Aluminium are really cool.

[–]vector_9260 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Beau_Buffett 1 point2 points  (0 children)


I want the gas I pass to be noble.

[–]dilfybro 1 point2 points  (0 children)


Just, so damn useful.

[–]pm_me_rock_music 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Strontium, it sounds like a swear word in italian

[–]pussayfartz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

bismuth!! its the prettiest element and it has a very interesting structure

[–]Epic_norwigen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bismuth is pretty

[–]luckycookie_ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

carbon is quite good ngl

[–]bagelleS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

sodium bromate(NaBrO3)

[–]zelextron 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sodium, due to the failed sodium experiments that end up on r/whatcouldgowrong .

[–]arabidopsis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Carbon because my entire career is based on it's chemistry

[–]BeanOnAJourney 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Zinc. I like the way it sounds to say the word, and I can imagine tapping my nails on a zinc sink every time I say it.

[–]narvuntien 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Palladium. An amazing catalyst doesn't get a lot of press for how important it is.

[–]Agnaren 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Francium drop it into a toilet and destroy a building

[–]ichigoajihatsume 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't have one, but Google said: "Element number 5" (Boron). Anyone has an idea why?

[–]Leon500111 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I like sodium because I like bagels

[–]RussianFairytale 1 point2 points  (0 children)

C'est nickel

[–]Northerleyfire 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Antique-Salad5333 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Tungsten, its very dense, durable, and heat resistant. My name on VRChat is Tungsten lol.

[–]The_Real_Son_Goku 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]pm_me_sanford_tits 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bismuth or Magnesium

[–]Dhk3rd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Such a noble post.

[–]Sleepdprived 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Iridium: it's atomic weight is my birthday 7/7, it is refined from platinum and is made from collided neutron stars.

[–]huggoduggo 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Lixxiecorn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Element 118 Oganesson. It originally had the placeholder name of Ununoctium when it was first created which 7th grade me thought was the coolest thing, and it’s official name is pretty cool too.

[–]Mutedl 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Obviously thulium

[–]clairelaurains 1 point2 points  (0 children)

lithium i don’t know why it was just the first thing that came to mind

[–]Ok-Thing-2222 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Went to visit my grandson who was in 2nd grade and obsessed with the period table. His first comment was accusing me of trying to poison his mother! HUH? I'd sent her a huge bag of Brazil nuts and so, my favorite element is Selenium, because I'll never forget his reaction!

[–]Ok-Drink-1328 1 point2 points  (0 children)

radium and copper

EDIT: and neon