Strontium

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Strontium

Scientists had originally thought that strontium and barium were the same element

Strontium

Uses for Strontiumused in fireworks used to monitor the thickness of materials

The melting point is 1,416 F 768.8 C

Strontium is part of the alkaline earth metals

It's density is 2.64 grams per cubic centimeter

Strontium is a silvery-white, shiny metal

Strontium was named after Strontian, Scotland

Strontium was first reconized in 1790 in Strontian, Scotland by Adair Crawford.

Chemical properties:stontium is very active and must be stored kerosene or mineral oil.In a powder form it catches on fire easily.Physical properties:when exposed to air it forms a thin layer of strontium oxide that makes a yellow color on the metal.

The boiling point is 2,519 F


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