Although hydrogen represents the simplest element on the Periodic Table, it is by the far most abundant element in the universe.
Atomic hydrogen possesses only 1 proton and electron based on its atomic mass and atomic number.
Concept: The Composition and Chemistry of Hydrogen13m
Which of the statements regarding hydrogen is FALSE?
(a) It is the most abundant element in the universe, but is rare as a diatomic gas in the Earth’s atmosphere.
(b) Most hydrogen gas in the U.S. is produced by the reaction of methane with steam.
(c) Its primary commercial use is for the manufacture of ammonia by the Haber process.
(d) When hydrogen acts as an oxidizing agent, it resembles Group I7 elements.
(e) It reacts with the Group I elements to form metallic hydrides.