Barium Element Cube

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Barium's atomic number is 56 and its symbol is Ba. Barium is a soft, dark grey alkaline earth metal that is highly reactive. The name “barium” is derived from a Greek word meaning “heavy”. When Barium is exposed to the atmosphere it turns black before being reduced to a white powder. Because it is not naturally found on earth in its elemental form, this metal is produced from different minerals and crystals.

Barium does not have many industrial uses, but it is used in the production of TV picture tubes, solder, spark plugs, and bright green fireworks! Medically, barium sulfate is used as a contrasting agent in CT scans. Before the CT scan, patients drink a slurry of this compound which allows the gastrointestinal tract to be imaged from the X-rays. 

The Barium in this element cube display is encapsulated in a glass ampule filled with argon. This means that the barium will never be reduced to white powder because of oxidation. The glass-filed ampule is suspended in crystal clear lucite acrylic.

  • Made In USA
  • 2x2x2 inches
  • 99.0% Pure Sample 
What Sets Us Apart

Unlike many of the knock-offs found online, our element cubes contain the actual elements, which is perhaps the most important feature of the display!

Superior optical clarity, careful placement of the elements in the artwork, and real, pure elements are what set us apart. This is the highest quality and most complete element collection on the market.

We manufacture our element cubes here in the US using Lucite acrylic which does not yellow over time and is the most optically clear acrylic. This is the perfect gift for the science or chemistry lover in your life. Get yours today!

Discounts for Defects

We often have periodic tables, heritage museums, and other acrylic displays that have errors (usually a missing or displaced item). We sell these at a discount under the Discounted Items section of the website. Click this link to go to see these kinds of periodic tables.