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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

Notes:
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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