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  • Capacity: 11 oz.
  • Color: White
  • Made In: USA
  • Made Of: Ceramic. CA Proposition 65
Cheers to Brainy Chicks! Enjoy some C8H10N4O2 (caffeine) from the mug made for utter brilliance inspired by The Big Bang Theory. This clever concoction of the Periodic Table of Elements showcases your “Brainy” side by incorporating chemistry-chic into your drinkware. The 11oz. Periodic Table I Love Brainy Chicks Coffee Mug is dishwasher safe, and perfect for any age. They even make the perfect Periodically Inspired gift for a coffee-drinkin' chemistry-lover!

What are B.Ra.In.Y. C.H.I.C.K.S. made of?

B.- Boron is found in the common mineral borax, but is rarely seen in pure form, as in these polycrystalline lumps. While extremely hard, boron is too brittle in pure form to have any practical applications.

Ra.- Radium was widely used in self-luminous clock and watch hands, until too many watch factory workers had died of it. This antique watch is still quite radioactive, and will stay that way for thousands of years.

In.- The commercial unit of trade for indium is the one-kilogram bar, which is a lot of indium. Its major uses are in low-melting-point alloys that replace mercury in thermometers, and in flat screen televisions.

Y.- Yttrium is rarely seen in pure form and has no applications as a metal. Yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) is important in lasers and yttrium is also used in the phosphors of color television sets (the old CRT kind).

C.- Carbon. A diamond is forever, unless you heat it too much and it burns up into carbon dioxide gas. Graphite is also pure carbon and widely used in pencils, but not nearly as pretty. In this poster, pretty trumps practical.

H.- Hydrogen. By weight, 75% of the visible universe is hydrogen, a colorless gas. In space, vast quantities interact with starlight to create spectacular sights such as the Eagle Nebula (seen by the Hubble Space Telescope).

I.- Iodine sublimates into a beautiful violet vapor when heated: There's a torch under the plate in this photo. Iodine and iodine solutions were used as disinfectants before better antiseptic agents were found.

C.- Carbon. A diamond is forever, unless you heat it too much and it burns up into carbon dioxide gas. Graphite is also pure carbon and widely used in pencils, but not nearly as pretty. In this poster, pretty trumps practical.

K.- K(Potassium). The purple tint on these soft potassium cubes is a very thin oxide coating. Exposed to air they turn black in seconds. Exposed to water they would explode, sending off characteristic purple-red flaming drops.

S.- Sulfur is one of the few elements found pure in nature. This ""native"" sulfur is probably of volcanic origin. Also called brimstone, it oxidizes and is responsible for the characteristic smell of many volcanoes.

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