Barium

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Barium is a chemical element with the symbol Ba, and atomic number 56. Barium is a soft silvery metallic alkaline earth metal. It is never found in nature in its pure form due to its reactivity with air. Its oxide is historically known as baryta but it reacts with water and carbon dioxide and is not found as a mineral.

 

General
Atomic number:   56
Symbol:   Ba
Atomic weight:   137.34
Boiling Point (C):   1640
Melting Point (C):   714
Density:   3.5
heatVapor:   35.7
heatFusion:   1.83
Electrical Conductivity:   0.016
Thermal Conductivity:   --
Specific Heat Capacity:   0.068

 

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