Radium

Chemistry and physics of radium and its compounds.


Radium - chemical symbol Ra, atomic number 88 - is a radioactive chemical element in the group of alkaline-earth metals (2. group of the periodic table).

Online available information resources about the chemistry and physics of radium and the radium compounds.



Content


Information and data about the element
Atom, Orbitals, Radiochemistry
Historical Facts and Documents
Group Elements - Information
Compounds
Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry
Safety
Toxicology and Medicinal Chemistry



Information and data about the element


Radium, Ra
Chemical and physical properties. Webelements, UK

Radium, Ra
Chemical and physical properties. Visual Elements, Chemsoc, UK

Radium, Ra
Chemical and physical properties; comprehensive data. Environmental Chemistry, USA



Atom, Orbitals, Radiochemistry


Atomic Data for Radium (Ra)
Basic Atomic Spectroscopic Data. NIST, USA

Isotopes of Radium
Jefferson Lab

Radiochemistry of Radium
National Research Council - Format: PDF



Historical Facts and Documents


Discovery of Radium
Article

Marie Curie
... and the Discovery of Radium - Format: PDF

Radium and Radioactivity
Historical article by Mme. Sklodowska Curie, 1904



Group Elements - Information


Alkaline Earth Metals
The elements of Group 2, the Alkaline Earth Metals. Chemsoc, UK

Calculations on Collisions Between Cold Alkaline Earth Atoms
Article. Harvard, USA - Format: PDF

The Alkaline Earth Metals
Advanced Level Inorganic Chemistry



Compounds


Radium and radium compounds
Data base search form: information and available products



Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry


Radium Minerals
The Mineralogy of Radium. Webmineral



Safety


Radiation Information
Radium is a naturally-occurring radioactive metal. Ist most common isotopes are radium-226, radium 224, and radium-228. Radium is a radionuclide formed by the decay of uranium and thorium in the environment. It occurs at low levels in virtually all rock, soil, water, plants, and animals. EPA, USA

Radium-226
Radioactive Material Safety Data Sheet - Format: PDF



Toxicology and Medicinal Chemistry


Chemical Profile for Radium-228
Scorecard - the pollution information site

ToxFAQs™ for Radium
This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions about radium. ATSDR, USA

Toxicological Profile for Radium
The ATSDR toxicological profile succinctly characterizes the toxicologic and adverse health effects information for the hazardous substance described here




Related Books and Scientific Literature: Radium


Book recommendation

Duward Shriver, Mark Weller, Tina Overton et al.

Inorganic Chemistry

From the fundamentals to the frontiers of research, this classic text offers an introduction to inorganic chemistry no other book can match. The new edition is most modern and most student-friendly yet, covering both the theoretical and descriptive aspects of inorganic chemistry in presentation that includes helpful new study tools and, as always, a captivating focus on experimental methods, industrial applications, and cutting-edge topics.

W. H. Freeman; 2014






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