Hydrogen

1
H
1.00794(7)

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Used in Rocket Fuel

Properties

Symbol Name Atomic Number Atomic Weight Group Number
H hydrogen 1 1.00794 (7) 1

Description

Standard State: gas at 298 K (the lightest gas known)
Color: colorless

Hydrogen is the lightest and most abundant element making up about 90% of the universe.   Hydrogen in the form of water (H2O) is needed for everyday life and is found in all organic compounds. Hydrogen gas was once used in air-balloons but proved to be disastrous because of the risk of fire.