Specific Heat of Barium (Ba) + Sources, Uses, Origin ...

Specific heat is an important physical property for materials and atomic elements like Barium. Ok, so what is the specific heat of an atom of Ba?

Note: Learn more about the specific heat here.

In the case of Barium the specific heat is 0.204 J/gK. Well... speaking of him, there are cool facts about Barium that most people don't know about. Let me show you...

Barium Data

Barium Specific Heat

0.204 J/gK

Sources

Found in barytine (BaSO4) and witherite (BaCO3), never found in pure form due to its reactivity. Must be stored under kerosene to remain pure.

Uses

Barite, or barium sulfate (BaSO4), when ground is used as a filter for rubber, plastics, and resins. It is insoluable in water and so is used in X-rays of the digestive system. Barium nitrate, Ba(NO3)2, burns brilliant green and is used in fireworks.

Name Origin

Greek: barys (heavy or dense).

State at 20 °C

Solid

Description

Soft, slightly malleable, silvery-white metal.

Atomic Symbol

Ba

Atomic Mass

137,327

Learn more about the atomic mass.

Atomic Number

56

Learn more about the atomic number.

Discovery

Discovered By: Sir Humphrey Davy
Year: 1808
Location: England

Want to learn more details and data about Barium (Ba)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

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