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.


Information and data about the element
Atom, Orbitals, Radiochemistry
Historical Facts and Documents
Group Elements - Information
Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry
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
Overview, isotopic data and properties of all known nuclides of radium.

Radiochemistry of Radium
National Research Council - Format: PDF

Historical Facts and Documents

Discovery of Radium

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


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

Geochemistry and Biogeochemistry

Radium Minerals
The Mineralogy of Radium. Webmineral


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

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

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