Facts about Barium
Facts about Barium - Element included on the Periodic Table
Facts about the Definition of the Element Barium
The Element Barium is defined as...
A soft, silvery-white alkaline-earth metal, used to deoxidize copper and in various alloys.
Interesting Facts about the Origin and Meaning of the element name Barium
What are the origins of the word Barium ?
The name originates from the Greek word 'barys' meaning heavy. The oxide was at first called barote, by Guyton de Morveau, which was changed by Antoine Lavoisier to baryta, which was modified to "barium".
Facts about the Classification of the Element Barium
Barium is classified as an "Alkaline Earth Metals" which are located in Group 2 elements of the Periodic Table. An Element classified as an Alkaline Earth Metals are found in the Earth’s crust, but not in the elemental form as they are so reactive. Instead, they are widely distributed in rock structures.
Brief Facts about the Discovery and History of the Element Barium
Barium was discovered by in 1774 by Carl Scheele and extracted by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1808
Occurrence of the element Barium in the Atmosphere
Extracted from the mineral barite and whiterite
Oxidizes quickly in air
Common Uses of Barium
Medical Uses - Given orally as a barium meal or as an enema (enima) , to increase the contrast of medical X-rays of the digestive system
Barium sulfate, hydroxide octahydrate, nitrate, carbonate
The Properties of the Element Barium
Name of Element : Barium
Symbol of Element : Ba
Atomic Number of Barium : 56
Atomic Mass: 137.327 amu
Melting Point: 725.0 °C - 998.15 °K
Boiling Point: 1140.0 °C - 1413.15 °K
Number of Protons/Electrons in Barium : 56
Number of Neutrons in Barium : 81
Crystal Structure: Cubic
Density @ 293 K: 3.51 g/cm3
Color of Barium : Silver
The element Barium and the Periodic Table
Find out more facts about Barium on the Periodic Table which arranges every chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the periodic law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Barium for additional facts and info and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc of Barium with any other element. An invaluable source for more interesting facts and information about the Barium element and as a Chemistry reference guide.
Facts and Info about the element Barium - IUPAC and the Modern Standardised Periodic Table
The Standardised Periodic Table in use today was agreed by the International Union of Pure Applied Chemistry, IUPAC, in 1985 which includes the Barium element. The famous Russian Scientist, Dimitri Mendeleev, perceived the correct classification method of "the periodic table" for the 65 elements which were known in his time. The Standardised Periodic Table now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri Mendeleev knew in his day but still all fitting into his concept of the "Periodic Table" in which Barium is just one element that can be found.
Facts and Info about the Element Barium
Information Facts about the Barium Element