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Ba

56
Ba
Barium
137.33

Uses

When doctors need to look at someone's digestive system, they give the patient a "barium meal" and then take an X-ray. It has barium sulfate in it, which blocks X-rays. This makes the digestive system show up.

Along with Strontium and Magnesium, Barium is used in fireworks, where it produces green light.


Barium at The Periodic Table of Videos (Alternate Version)