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    Odd One Out

    As the title says, which one and why?

    Carbon, Neon, Silicon, Phosphorus, Iodine, Xenon
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    Re: Odd One Out

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>A non-chemical answer: Iodine is the odd one out because it is the only one name which the vowels are not in alphabetical order, or the only one beginning and ending with a vowel.</font color=yellow></span hi> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Odd One Out

    Perfectly true, but not the answer I was looking for. <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>The solution has a nominally chemical basis</font color=yellow></span hi>
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    Re: Odd One Out

    Don't know if this is what you are looking for but
    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>The atomic number of Iodine (53) is the only prime number in the bunch</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Odd One Out

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow> Iodine, which sublimes at atmospheric pressure? Not sure about the others though, so at best a tame guess.</font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Odd One Out

    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Iodine is also the only one in the group that is a diatomic molecule </font color=yellow></span hi>

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    Re: Odd One Out

    The solution requires only a knowledge of the element symbols.
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    <span style="background-color: #FFFF00; color: #000000; font-weight: bold"><font color=yellow>Iodine is the odd element out. It is the only one that cannot be spelled using atomic symbols.

    CArBON
    NeON
    SiLiCON
    PHOSPHORuS
    XeNON</font color=yellow></span hi>
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