Helium

Helium is a chemical element with the symbol He and atomic number 2. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, inert, monatomic gas, the first in the noble gas group in the periodic table. Its boiling point is the lowest among all the elements. Helium is the second lightest and second most abundant element in the observable universe. It is present at about 24% of the total elemental mass, which is more than 12 times the mass of all the heavier elements combined. Its abundance is similar to this in both the Sun and in Jupiter. This is due to the very high nuclear binding energy of helium-4, with respect to the next three elements after helium. This helium-4 binding energy also accounts for why it is a product of both nuclear fusion and radioactive decay. Most helium in the universe is helium-4, the vast majority of which was formed during the Big Bang. Large amounts of new helium are being created by nuclear fusion of hydrogen in stars.


Helium is a chemical element with the symbol He and atomic number 2. It is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, inert, monatomic gas, the first in the noble gas group in the periodic table. Its boiling point is the lowest among all the elements. Helium is the second lightest and second most abundant element in the observable universe. It is present at about 24% of the total elemental mass, which is more than 12 times the mass of all the heavier elements combined. Its abundance is similar to this in both the Sun and in Jupiter. This is due to the very high nuclear binding energy of helium-4, with respect to the next three elements after helium. This helium-4 binding energy also accounts for why it is a product of both nuclear fusion and radioactive decay. Most helium in the universe is helium-4, the vast majority of which was formed during the Big Bang. Large amounts of new helium are being created by nuclear fusion of hydrogen in stars.
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Helium

Helium ist ein chemisches Element und hat die Ordnungszahl 2. Sein Elementsymbol ist He. Im Periodensystem steht es in der 18. IUPAC-Gruppe, der früheren VIII. Hauptgruppe, und zählt damit zu den Edelgasen. Es ist ein farbloses, geruchloses, geschmacksneutrales und ungiftiges Gas.


Helium ist ein chemisches Element und hat die Ordnungszahl 2. Sein Elementsymbol ist He. Im Periodensystem steht es in der 18. IUPAC-Gruppe, der früheren VIII. Hauptgruppe, und zählt damit zu den Edelgasen. Es ist ein farbloses, geruchloses, geschmacksneutrales und ungiftiges Gas.
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