radium chloride


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radium chloride

[′rād·ē·əm ′klȯr‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
RaCl2 Water- and alcohol-soluble, poisonous, radioactive, yellow-white crystals; corrosive effect on skin and flesh; melts at 1000°C; used in medicine, physical research, and luminous paint.
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The clay has been tested with solutions of varying concentrations of sodium chloride and radium chloride, with a focus on both measuring rate of radium uptake and establishing that the clay would not take up sodium at the expense of radium.