How is strontium used?

Answer Several fields use strontium, a soft, silver metal. Strontium reacts strongly with water and oxygen, so most applications use compounds or alloys rather than the pure metal. Strontium's radioactive... Read More »

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Uses of Strontium 90?

Strontium 90 is a radioactive isotope of the element strontium. It has a half-life of 28.8 years. It is produced as a result of uranium fission and is therefore a major byproduct of nuclear weapons... Read More »

Is strontium dense?

Near room temperature, strontium (Sr on the periodic table) possesses a density of 2.54 grams per cubic centimeter (g/cc). For sake of comparison, the density of strontium is about the same as that... Read More »

Is strontium a solid?

Strontium is an element, No. 38 in the periodic table. It is a solid at room temperature with a melting point of 777 degrees Celsius (1,050 degrees Kelvin). It's highly reactive--so much so that it... Read More »

Is strontium a metal?

Strontium (chemical symbol Sr) is classified as an alkaline earth metal. Alkaline earth metals hold the same properties as regular metals, and differ only in how their electrons are configured. Th... Read More »