• Question: what is the most reactive element?

    Asked by mrgenius to Faye, Martin, Mus, Pete on 11 May 2012.
    • Photo: Pete Etchells

      Pete Etchells answered on 11 May 2012:

      Good question! I think fluorine is probably the most reactive element, as it is able to make compounds with every element except helium and neon. This is because it’s highly electronegative, which means that it very strongly attracts electrons from other element atoms.

    • Photo: Faye Didymus

      Faye Didymus answered on 15 May 2012:

      Agreed – Flourine (FL) is the most electronegative element…this means it has a strong tendency to gain one electron an attain an octet electronic configuration, which makes it really really reactive!