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Page history last edited by hafnium 6 years, 3 months ago

 Periodic Network





"I feel like I am only haf the element I should be."  


Status update:

10/9- Headed to work at the nuclear power plant.

10/9- On my way home I got into an accident. I ran into a truck carrying an entire vat of acid and got drenched in the stuff. Good thing I am resistant to corrosion. 

10/10- I am so proud of my son for being the light of the camera team at his school. Literally!

11/5- I FINALLY got up the guts to ask out Selenium and she said yes! I am so happy!

11/5- When balancing chemical equations, i need to make sure that there are the same number of elements on one side as the other.


I am a non toxic, ductile metal. I am similar to my brother from another mother, zirconium. I am corrosion resistant so bring on the acids!



Relationship Status: 

In a relationship

Primary Relationship: 

With Selenium  


Transition metal 

valence electrons:


reactivity: Highly active at high temperatures w/ boron,carbon,oxygen,silicon,and sulfur
state of matter:  solid and room temperature 
Location on Periodic Table: Group 4, period 6 




Copenhagen, discovered by Dirk Coster


Two and a Haf Men: The Movie and Haf Nelson 

Activities & Interests:

I like working at the nuclear reactor as control rods. I was the flash of the camera in college and its still a hobby of mine. When I get with my friends we can really withstand heat, and that makes us the perfect group for space shuttle engines. 



10/9- Copenhagen.

10/10- NASA Space Center

10/11- Microsoft Developing Plant.

11/5- I was at the mall with Silver, Iron, Cobalt and Copper. (HfCuFe+ 2CoAg) #hangingwithhalfofthetwins but then Silver and Cobalt went off to play with their twins. (HfCuFe+Co2Ag2)           HfCuFe+ 2CoAg ---> HfCuFe+Co2Ag2




Create 2 photo albums:

  • atom and bonding diagrams - these will be done in class and will take time
  • fun images - pictures that contain the element

 every photo must have a caption 

- tag other elements in the pictures



 Atom and Bonding Diagrams












P+ 72


E= 72


Electron Dot

Me back when I was hafnium-carbide 




 Me and my friends - Around the World











My brother, hafnium-oxide 

Hanging out in the nuclear reactor

of this sub with Uranium  

My college years as a camera flash 

Me at work with Silver and Indium  

My kids wrapped in their oxide layers with  Oxygen




Metals, transition metals, group #4,  and period 6., solids




Alchemist-hp. Hafnium Pellets with Thin Oxide Layer. N.d. Photograph. Wikicommons. Wikipedia.org, 30 Sept. 2013. Web. 18 Oct. 2013. <http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hafnium_pellets_with_a_thin_oxide_layer.jpg>.


            Bentor, Yinon. Chemical Element.com - Hafnium. Oct. 9, 2013 <http://www.chemicalelements.com/elements/hf.html>.


Directo, Jay. Nuclear Control Rod. N.d. Photograph. Www.nationalgeographic.com. Nation Geographic Magizine, 5 Jan. 2012. Web. 18 Oct. 2013. <http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/travelnews/2012/01/photogalleries/120105-nuclear-resort-philippines-power-plant/#/control-rods-bataan-nuclear-power-plant_46517_600x450.jpg>.


            "Hafnium." Chemicool Periodic Table. Chemicool.com. 17 Oct. 2012. Web. 10/9/2013 


Unknown. Hafnium Electron Dot Diagram. N.d. Photograph. Www.wikipedia.org. Wikipedia, 11 Oct. 2013. Web. 18 Oct. 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hafnium>.


Zambelich, Ariel. "12 of the World’s Most Annoying Technologies." Wired.com. Conde Nast Digital, 09 Sept. 0012. Web. 18 Oct. 2013. <http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/09/the-worlds-most-annoying-tech/>.







add your friends here - make sure you link it and insert their profile pictures    
































Periodic Network





Comments (9)

Mrs. Melin said

at 2:12 pm on Oct 28, 2013

Hi Hafnium! Did you quit being the camera flash after college by choice, or did the technology improve so that your help was no longer needed?

hafnium said

at 9:55 am on Oct 29, 2013

Being a flash was just a hobby of mine in college while I was studying to become a control rod. My boy now does it for his high school. I am so proud!

niobium said

at 8:03 pm on Oct 30, 2013

What acid dissolves you the most?

hafnium said

at 9:30 pm on Nov 5, 2013

I dissolve the most when Hydrogen and Florine to form a hydrofluoric acid.

hafnium said

at 9:33 pm on Nov 5, 2013

I don't get along well with a lot of non-metals.

rubidium said

at 7:31 pm on Nov 5, 2013

Wow hafnium... you are so violent with boron, carbon, oxygen, silicon, and even sulfur! You guys really have issues with each other.

hafnium said

at 9:31 pm on Nov 5, 2013

I know. Those guys have been messing with me for as long as I can remember.

hafnium said

at 9:35 pm on Nov 5, 2013

I am in a relationship because we are highly reactive with each other. We fill each others valence shell to form a covalent bond.

hafnium said

at 10:03 pm on Nov 5, 2013

Synthesis reactions occur when a compounds or elements join together to join more complex ones.Decomposition is when compounds break down into less complex molecules. Single displacement reactions happen when one element replaces another in a chemical compound. Double displacement reactions occur when two or more elements are replaced in a compound. I can be a part of any of these reactions.

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