The Periodic Table/20 - Calcium (Ca)

Element Calcium (Ca, 20)

Here you can read more about the chemical element Calcium. Its shemical symbol is Ca and its atomic number is 20. The relative atomic mass of Calcium is 40.078 u. The elemental classification of Calcium is Alkaline earth metals, and it belongs to group 2 and period 4 in the Periodic Table of Elements.

The density of Calcium is 1550 kg/m3. And the mineral hardness of Calcium is 1.75 Mohs. The melting point of Calcium is 1115 Kelvin (842 ℃). The boiling point of Calcium is 1765 Kelvin (1492 ℃). Calcium was discovered in the year 1808 by Humphry Davy.

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Data about element Calcium

Chemical symbol
Ca
Element classification
Alkaline earth metals
Atomic number
20
Group
2
Period
4
Relativ atomic mass
Atomic mass
40.078 u
Density
1550 kg/m3
Melting point
1115 K   (842 ℃)
Boiling point
1765 K   (1492 ℃)
Mineral hardness
1.75 Mohs
Discovered year
1808
Discovered by
Humphry Davy