What is the boiling point of the element barium?
I'm trying to make myself a periodic table and I was looking up the Boiling point of Barium and then of Radium and noticed on some websites they had them as the same boiling point and some they were completely different. So i just need the CORRECT boiling point. Thanks for your help!
Hi. There are two possibilities from what I can see. The first is that the boiling point of an element can be expressed using different temperature scales and this may be what you are running in to. A temperature can be expressed in degrees Kelvin, Celsius or Farenheit. If that is not the case, then the issue is that scientific sources can disagree. I found that several sources did list different boiling points for Barium. An article in a scientific journal said that the boiling point of Barium from their experiments was lower that what is generally reported. As long as you use a reputable source for your information it is O.K. I like the interactive periodic table called WebElements.
Barium is an alkaline earth metallic elements in Group IIa of periodic table. It is a soft silvery white metal.It occurs naturally in the environment combined with elements like sulphur, carbon and oxygen. It is used for many different purposes such as alloys for spark plug electrodes, in vacuum tubes as drying and oxygen-removing agent, coating of fluorescent lamps and drilling mud. Barium compounds are also used in making paints, bricks, tiles, glass, rubber and fireworks.
Some of its other important properties are:
Atomic number: 56
Atomic weight: 137.33
Density: 3.5 g/cm^3 at 20 degree C.
Melting point: 725 degrees C.
Boiling Point: degrees 1640 C.
Atomic Number: 56
Atomic Mass: 137.327 amu
Melting Point: 725.0 °C (998.15 K, 1337.0 °F)
Boiling Point: 1140.0 °C (1413.15 K, 2084.0 °F)
Number of Protons/Electrons: 56
Number of Neutrons: 81
1,897°C according to the google result