Strontium

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Cedarburg High School, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Strontium, 38, Cedarburg High School, Wisconsin USAStrontium:  After researching strontium, I decided to create my tile based on a combination of fireworks and a television set. Strontium is an alkaline earth metal that appears with either a yellowish or white coloring (the first two colors in the television part of the tile). Strontium salts create the red color in fireworks. Strontium compounds are also important for stabilizing firework mixtures. By far the major use of strontium is in the production of traditional color television tubes. The tile was designed using Adobe® Illustrator®.

Original Artwork by Drew Wandschneider; teacher: Kathy Pollock, Cedarburg High School, Cedarburg, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

Atomic properties*

Name:

Symbol:

Atomic number:

Atomic mass:

Melting point:

Boiling point:

Density:

Electronegativity:

Number of isotopes:

State:

Colour:

Classification:

Strontium

Sr

38

87.62 amu

777°C

1382°C

2.64 g/cm3

0.95

7

Solid

Silvery-white±

Metallic±

 

* Haynes, W. M. (2011). CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st edition: http://www.hbcponline.com/ Retrieved April 7, 2011

± Winter, M. (2010). Home of the Periodic Table. Retrieved April 8, 2011, from Web Elements: http://www.webelements.com/