Home 38 Sr Strontium back to the periodic table

Atomic number   38
Symbol   Sr
Atomic weight   87.62
Density [g/cm3]   2.63
Melting point [°C]   769
Boiling point [°C]   1384
1st Ionization energy [eV]   5.695
Electronic configuration   [Kr] 5s2
Oxidation number (most stable)   2
Atomic radius [pm]   215.1
Ionic radius [pm]   112 (2+)
Abundance in crustal rocks [ppm]   384
Origin of the name   Strontian, village in Scotland
Discovery   1790 by A. Crawford
Uses   as refinement means in the metallurgy, as well as for colouring glass.

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