Radium

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Radium

Radium

Where it can be foundRadium was originally obtained from the element-rich pitchblende ore in Joachimsthal, Bohemia. It can also be obtained from the carnotite sounds of Colorado and ores in Republic of Zaire and the Great Lakes region of Canada. Descriptions-Melting point: 700 C-Boiling point: 1140 C-Alkaline Metal-Silver white metallic color

-Element name: Radium-Atomic number: 88-Aromic symbol: Ra -Atomic mass: 226.025-Number of protons & electrons: 88-Number of neutrons: 138-Electron configuration: [Rn] 7s2

Information about Radium

How it is Used

Radium was discovered in 1898 by Pierre Currie and Marie Currie. Radium is produced by the natural disintegration of Uranium.

Radium can be mixed with Beryllium and is used as a neutron source. Radium is used to produce Radon, a radioactive gas that is used to treat certain types of cancer. It has been used to make self-luminous paints for watches. It is also used for aircraft instrument dials and other instrumentations.

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