Strontia

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Strontia (Chem) An earth of a white color resembling lime in appearance, and baryta in many of its properties. It is an oxide of the metal strontium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n strontia The monoxid of strontium, SrO, an alkaline earth which when pure is an infusible grayish-white powder having an acrid burning taste. It is soluble in water with evolution of heat, slaking into a hydrate, Sr(OH)2, which is quite soluble and deposits from its solution crystals of the hydrate containing eight molecules of water of crystallization. The hydrate has a strong alkaline reaction, and is more caustic than lime, but less so than the alkalis. Strontia does not occur native, but is prepared by igniting the carbonate, the mineral strontianite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Strontia the oxide of strontium—also Stron′tian
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. strontia, fr. Strontian, in Argyleshire, Scotland, where strontianite, was first found

Usage

In literature:

ALKALINE EARTHS, earths not soluble in water, viz., lime, magnesia, strontia, and baryta.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Strontia and baryta will flow into the charcoal, but lime will not.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
With this instrument he was able to fuse strontia and volatilize platinum.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Strontium obtained from carbonate of strontia by Sir Humphry Davy.
"The Evolution of Photography" by John Werge
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