Facts about the History of the Discovery of Strontium
The mineral strontianite was
recognised by Adair Crawford in 1790 and it was named after the
Scottish town of Strontian. Klaproth and Hope discovered strontium
itself in 1798 and the metallic strontium was first isolated by
Sir Humphry Davy in 1808 by the use of electrolysis. It does not
occur naturally, is very soft and scratches easily.
Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) isolated
Potassium, barium, strontium, and
Calcium by means of
electrolysis. Davy also demonstrated the elementary nature of
invented the safety lamp and discovered the stupefying effects of
Sir Humphry Davy (1778 - 1829)
Strontium as on the
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element according to its atomic number, as based on the
Periodic Law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the
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Other elements classified as
Alkaline Earth Metals
The other elements contained in
this classification are as follows:
What is Strontium - 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 and
now recognises more periods and elements than Dimitri
Mendeleev knew in his day in his day but still all fitting into his concept of
the "Periodic Table" in which
Strontium is just one element
that can be found.
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contain facts and information relating to Strontium and each
of the other elements including the
Periodic Symbol, group, classification, properties and atomic
number which is often referred to as the
Periodic Table Number.
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