Definition of strontia in English:


Line breaks: stron|tia
Pronunciation: /ˈstrɒnʃ(ɪ)ə


[mass noun] Chemistry
  • Strontium oxide, a white solid resembling quicklime.
    • Chemical formula: SrO
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    • Nearly two decades later, Davy showed that strontia was a compound of a metal and oxygen, a metal to which the name strontium was then given.
    • Baryta, lime, and strontia behave in the same way.
    • The correctness of the rate of solubility of the strontia carbonate as given by Bineau is thus confirmed.


early 19th century: from earlier strontian, denoting native strontium carbonate from Strontian, a parish in the Highland region of Scotland, where it was discovered.

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