Helium has a melting point of minus 268 degrees Celsius, or minus 457.6 degrees Fahrenheit. It has a boiling point of minus 268.6 degrees Celsius, or minus 451.48 degrees Fahrenheit.
The element helium is classified as a non-metal and is located in period 1, group 18 on the periodic table. It's a colorless and odourless gas that is non-reactive. Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe, and it's used to inflate balloons and blimps. Liquid helium is used to make superconductive magnets. Helium doesn't easily combine with other elements, and there are no compounds that contain helium.