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Astatine - Periodic Table of Videos

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The team at periodicvideos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table. Because of its radioactivity and short half-life, astatine is an element few chemists come into contact with.

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For all the basics about astatine, check out the Visual Elements Periodic Table.
For amazing photos and facts about astatine, check out The Elements by Theodore Gray.
The name astatine came from the Greek word “astatos” which means unstable. It is a very indicative name for an element like astatine.

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