Hydrogen Facts

Its name is derived from the Greek words hydro for ‘water’ and genes for ‘forming’.

Hydrogen is essential for life; it is found in almost every molecule in living organisms.

Hydrogen is the only atom whose three ordinary isotopes – protium, deuterium, and tritium – have been given separate names.

NASA uses liquid hydrogen fuel to launch rockets.

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Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe and makes up about 75 percent of ordinary matter.

Hydrogen is the main component of all the gas giants of the solar system like Jupiter and Saturn.

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Hydrogen has the lowest density and mass of all the elements.

Hydrogen is approximately 14 times lighter than air.