Barium

Barium, Ba, is an alkaline earth metallic element found in Group IIa of the periodic table.

Discovery


Occurrence

Barium is found in the minerals Barytes, BaSO4, and Witherite, BaCO3.

Extraction


Preparation


Manufacture


Properties

The properties of Barium are typical of the alkaline earths :

Reactions

Barium is similar in to Calcium in its chemical properties.

Uses


Detection and Analysis

Barium is detected by the green colouration it imparts to a flame.


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