Facts about the History of the Discovery of Strontium Element
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
Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) isolated Sodium, Lithium, Potassium, barium, strontium, and Calcium by means of electrolysis. Davy also demonstrated the elementary nature of Chlorine, invented the safety lamp and discovered the stupefying effects of nitrous oxide.
Sir Humphry Davy (1778 - 1829)
Strontium as on the Periodic Table
Check out Strontium on the Periodic Table which arranges each chemical element according to its atomic number, as based on the Periodic Law, so that chemical elements with similar properties are in the same column. Our Periodic Table is simple to use - just click on the symbol for Strontium as on the Periodic Table for additional information and for an instant comparison of the Atomic Weight, Melting Point, Boiling Point and Mass - G/cc with any other element. An invaluable source of facts and information as a Chemistry reference guide.
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.
Learn about what is Strontium with these fast facts...
These articles 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. Test your knowledge of chemistry and the Periodic Table by completing the Element Symbols and Atomic Numbers on our Blank Periodic Table. Chemistry students will also find a helpful section on Chemical Formulas.