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Francium: Francium is highly reactive with water because it is a part of the alkali metal series. It was the last natural element found. Francium was discovered by Marguerite Perey; she dedicated the name to her country. The tile has symbols associated with France because of its French origin. The beret, the French flag colors, the baguette, and the Eiffel tower are the symbols that were used. The atomic weight was colored with red, yellow, and orange to represent flames and explosions resulting from its high reactivity with water. The water is symbolized by the faucet formed from the letter “r”.
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