Properties of Matter for Select Elements

By: Kendall Mckone

The three elements that I am familiar with are oxygen, nickel, and copper. The three that i am unfamiliar with are boron, gallium, and carbon.


COPPER: We use copper in building construction also they use then in heating and cooling systems. Copper was one of the first metals used b humans.

This is a picture of a copper coin.

NICKEL: Nickel is used to make food preparation materials and it also is used to make money. Nickel is commonly found in meteorites.

This is a picture of a nickel.

OXYGEN: Two everyday uses for this element are using it to breathe and some industries use it to melt and weld metal. One interesting fact about oxygen is that when is in liquid form it is a pale blue.


BORON: People take boron supplements as medicine. Boron is also used fr building strong bones. Boron was used as a food preservative between 1870 and 1920.

GALLIUM: Gallium wets glass or porcelain, and forms a brilliant mirror when it is painted on glass. One interesting fact is that you can buy a gram of gallium for only three dollars.

CARBON: Vegetal carbon is sometimes used as a gas absorbent or bleaching agent. Also tools and metal cutters have carbon built in. One interesting facts is that carbon is the basis for organic chemestry , as it occurs in all living organisms.


least to greatest:

oxygen- 0.001429g

boron- 2.34g

carbon- 2.62g

gallium- 5.907g

copper- 8.9g

nickel- 8.912g


least to greatest:

oxygen-    -361.8 degrees F

gallium-      85.59 degrees F

copper-      1,984 degrees F

nickel-        2,561 degrees F

boron-        3,769 degrees F

carbon-      6,332 degrees F

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