There were 24 students in a science class. As a challenge, the teacher pulled 9 of those kids, and told them they needed to order themselves in a specific way, but not tell anyone exactly why they chose that way. Each student was allowed to give only one hint about their position. The reason the students were ordered needed to be related (i.e. one student's reasoning couldn't be the number of buttons on a phone, while another's was the atomic number for helium).
After some discussion, they get into this order. Here are their clues:
Student 1: "I am .8 weaker than my half"
Student 2: "I'm often laughed at"
Student 3: "I am the hardest to escape compared to my neighbors"
Student 4: "I am 6/9 on another scale"
Student 5: "I am 2,095"
Student 6: "To escape, go to 10/2"
Student 7: "I am in second place"
Student 8: "332.6 f"
Student 9: "I am the richest, as far as we know"
What does each student correlate to?
Why are they in this order?
If an answer cannot be found, a random student will be chosen to give another clue.
Edit for clarification: The students each correlate to something. Their clues should be used to figure out what each student is. After knowing what they are, it must be figured out why they are in the order that they are in. The given order is the correct.