Enthalpy of Vaporization of Barium (Ba) [& Color, Uses, Discovery ...

All atoms need to receive a certain amount of energy (Enthalpy) to change to the gas state, even Barium. Ok, so what is the enthalpy of vaporization for an atom of Ba?

Note: Learn more about the enthapy of vaporization here.

In the case of Barium the enthalpy of vaporization is 140 Kilojoules per mole. Now let's check some cool facts about Barium that most don't know about...

Barium Data

Barium Enthalpy of Vaporization

140 Kilojoules per mole

State at 20 °C



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.

Atomic Mass


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


Soft, slightly malleable, silvery-white metal.

Atomic Symbol


Name Origin

Greek: barys (heavy or dense).

Atomic Number


Learn more about the atomic number.


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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