Barium

56 on the table, 56 in my heart

by: Kevin le

  • Distinguished from lime in 1774, discovered in England, barys means heavy
  • Rat poison, making rubber, glass making
  • Soft, when pure its silvery white like lead, it is an alkaline- earth, barium salt adds green flames to the fire
  • Removes hair, raises blood pressure by constricting the vessels, used for body imaging
  • Natural barium is never found in nature, mostly found in ores such as barite
  • Density of solid is 3510 kg
  • its a silvery white metal