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Everyday Elements (P - Zn)

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phosphorus
Used to make things glow (numbers on watches & clocks)
potassium
Used as a fertilizer for plants
selenium
Used as a light detector in cameras & light meters
silicon
Used in computer memory chips
silver
Used to make utensils, like spoons, knives & forks
sodium
Combines w/ chlorine to make salt
strontium
Used in fireworks & for highway flares
sulfur
Used in gunpowder
tin
Used to join and patch metal
titanium
Used in sunscreen, tennis racket & bike frames
vanadium
Is mixed w/steel to make engine parts & cutting tools
zinc
Main metal in pennies