Element and Colors
With all of these new elements being discovered, there
might be some with interesting colors or properties. Do you think that
it is possible for one of these new metallic chemical elements to be
green, red, or blue instead of silver?
Actually very few new "elements" are being discovered. I think you may be
referring to metallic alloys. These are metal compounds consisting of a
mixture of two or more elements. These can be in many colors... But I
agree with you that it seems that most metals and metal alloys have
gray/dark colors. Perhaps someone else will address this question.
Dr. Ali Khounsary
Advanced Photon Source
Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne, IL 60439
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