Question: What is the most dangerous element in the world

  1. @bigbrain: I’m not a chemist, but I liked an earlier answer from one of the guys to this last week, which was oxygen. Because in it’s absence, we’re kind of stuffed.

    I thought this was a really nice way to flip around our thinking of what makes for a dangerous substance. I like it when that flip-about-in-thinking happens. 🙂


  2. @mia’s right but for a different reason to what she was thinking.
    Oxygen is one of the most dangerous elements because every fire needs oxygen to burn. Simple, no oxygen, no fire. Even most explosives need oxygen, but the oxygen it built into the chemicals.

    But I would have to say the most dangerous (and potentially useful) element in the world is Uranium.



  1. i thought it was uranium aswell