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Atomic symbol - Ra
Atomic weight - (226.0254)
Atomic number - 88
Electron configuration - 2-8-18-32-18-8-2
Oxidation states - +2
State of matter - solid
Light metal
Discovered in 1898 by Pierre and Marie Curie and assistant G. B.mont
Boils at approx. 1737 .C, melts at approx. 700 .C

Radium is used in cancer therapy and luminescent paint. Concentrated radium
glows in the dark and gives off heat. It has a silvery white color.

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