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Elements at Walmart (31)

It's amazing how many elements you can buy in reasonably pure form at Walmart: My list currently contains 31 elements. (When I say "Walmart" I really mean any combination of grocery store, hardware store, and pharmacy. Walmart just happens to be the most common and most diverse store most people in the US would be familiar with.) To get on this list, an element has to be available in such a store in reasonably pure form, not in an alloy or compound. Platings (e.g. chrome plating) do count, and in some cases it may be necessary to dig the element out from inside a consumer product. Note that if you look at any individual element, I may not have actually gotten the sample from Walmart, and the sample might not even be of the kind of thing you can actually get there. I hope to have such samples filled in eventually.

Click any element below to see all the samples of that element, or click on the sample picture to go directly to the description of that sample.

Text and images Copyright (c) 2010 by Theodore W. Gray.

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Helium Disposable party balloon tank
Disposable party balloon tank
Helium: Info | Spin | 3D
Lithium Long-life AA battery
Long-life AA battery
Lithium: Info
Carbon Graphite rod from lantern battery
Graphite rod from lantern battery.
Carbon: Info | Sound | Story
Oxygen Mini welding gas cylinder
Mini welding gas cylinder.
Oxygen: Info | Spin | 3D
I have read that certain refrigerated foods are packaged under nitrogen, but have not confirmed this definitively.
Nitrogen: Info
Novelty lamps, indicator lights on many products
Neon: Info
Magnesium Camp fire starter
Camp fire starter.
Magnesium: Info | Spin | 3D
Pans, and thousands of other items
Aluminium: Info
Silicon Silicon wafer
Silicon wafer.
Silicon: Info
Sulfur Flowers of sulfur
Flowers of sulfur.
Sulfur: Info | Story
Argon Ordinary light bulb
Ordinary light bulb.
Argon: Info
Camping and bicycle parts
Titanium: Info
Plating on many shiny items
Chromium: Info
Nails, etc.
Iron: Info | Video
Plating on many shiny items
Nickel: Info
Copper 3/0 electrical wire
3/0 electrical wire.
Copper: Info | 3D | Sound
Galvanized steel items
Zinc: Info
Krypton Flashlight bulb
Flashlight bulb.
Krypton: Info
Niobium Barbell Enslaved
Barbell (Enslaved).
Niobium: Info | 3D
Ruthenium Necklace with ruthenium beads
Necklace with ruthenium beads.
Ruthenium: Info
Rhodium Rhodium plated Ring with Tanzanite
Rhodium plated Ring with Tanzanite.
Rhodium: Info | Spin | 3D
Silver: Info
Tin Lead-free fishing weights
Lead-free fishing weights.
Tin: Info | 3D
Flashlight bulbs and camera flashes
Xenon: Info
Incandescent bulb filaments
Tungsten: Info
Platinum Spark plug
Spark plug
Platinum: Info | Spin | 3D
Gold: Info
Mercury Tilt switch from old thermostat
Tilt switch from old thermostat.
Mercury: Info | Spin | 3D
Lead 9mm bullets
9mm bullets.
Lead: Info | Sound
Eco-friendly shotgun shot
Bismuth: Info
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