The Periodic Table/56 - Barium (Ba)

Element Barium (Ba, 56)

Here you can read more about the chemical element Barium. Its shemical symbol is Ba and its atomic number is 56. The relative atomic mass of Barium is 137.327 u. The elemental classification of Barium is Alkaline earth metals, and it belongs to group 2 and period 6 in the Periodic Table of Elements.

The density of Barium is 3500 kg/m3. And the mineral hardness of Barium is 1.25 Mohs. The melting point of Barium is 998 Kelvin (725 ℃). The boiling point of Barium is 1910 Kelvin (1637 ℃). Barium was discovered in the year 1772 by Carl Wilhelm Scheele.

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Data about element Barium

Chemical symbol
Element classification
Alkaline earth metals
Atomic number
Relativ atomic mass
Atomic mass
137.327 u
3500 kg/m3
Melting point
998 K   (725 ℃)
Boiling point
1910 K   (1637 ℃)
Mineral hardness
1.25 Mohs
Discovered year
Discovered by
Carl Wilhelm Scheele