In Poems

Sharon Jia

After protecting the steak in your oven
Litter bin of recycling waste is its heaven
Up to 8.1% of the crust occupied by it though
More expensive than gold 200 years before
In the form of ruby the price is still high in modern time
Noble in concentrated sulfuric acid because its surface is oxidised
Insane during the redox reaction with iron oxide
Used widely from soft drink cans to aeroplanes as it is ductile
Metal name can be found from the initial of each line.


About the Author

I’m Sharon and I’m a third-year undergraduate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield. My hobbies include travelling, handcraft and deduction.