Fun Fact of the Day: Helium is one of only two natural elements that has never been observed bonding to another element in a compound. The other element is neon. Helium plasma can, however, form temporary excimer molecules with elements including sodium, fluorine and sulfur.
Fun Fact of the Day:
The word “magnesium” comes from the name of the Greek region Magnesia, where compounds of this element occur naturally.
Milk of Magnesia, which works as a laxative and to treat indigestion, is a compound of magnesium, hydrogen and oxygen molecules.
Another home remedy owed to magnesium? Epsom salts, otherwise known as magnesium sulfate. The name “Epsom” comes from a spring in England where the salts occur naturally.