Periodic Table of the Elements: Strontium

Name: Strontium
Symbol: Sr
Atomic Number: 38
Atomic Mass: 87.62
Atomic Volume: 33.35 cc/mol
Discovered By: Sir Humphrey Davy
Discovery Date: 1808
Origin of Name: Strontium - (Strontian, town in Scotland)
Toxicity: Toxic. Salts and compounds are toxic like barium slats; produce paralysis. Strontium oxide produces deep lesions of the eyes.
Summary: Not found free in Nature. Finely divided strontium ignites spontaneously in air. Strontium-90 is a radioactive isotope found in nuclear fallout. It is absorbed into the body and is a health hazard.


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