Strontium Research Paper

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Iliana Garcia
Mrs. Im
Chemistry Period 3
12 May 2014
The 15th Most Abundant Element
In 1790 a discovery was made by an Irish Chemist named Adair Crawford. This discovery was the thirty-eighth element on the periodic table, Strontium. Its name comes from the town Strontian, Scotland where it was discovered. Strontium is a metal and belongs to the alkaline earth metals. “The alkaline earth elements are metallic elements found in the second group of the periodic table. All alkaline earth elements have an oxidation number of +2, making them very reactive. Because of their reactivity, the alkaline metals are not found free in nature” (Bentor). Being in period number five, Strontium has an atomic number of thirty eight which represents the number of protons in the nucleus. There are approximately eight-seven point sixty-two protons and neutrons in the atom which gives Strontium its atomic mass. Another way that Strontium can be represented is through its symbol Sr.
All elements on the periodic table have chemical and physical properties. Some of Strontium’s physical properties include ...

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