strontium carbide formula
Strontium carbide (SrC) is a chemical compound with the formula SrCO3. It can be produced by heating strontium oxide or by adding it to an acid. It is the most common intermediate for strontium salts.
It can be obtained in powder form or as a finely divided granule. It is a very good conductor of heat and electricity.
Silicon carbide, or SiC, is a crystalline solid compound of silicon and carbon. It is one of the hardest materials that can be produced artificially. It is used in sandpaper, cutting tools, and in refractory linings for furnaces.
This material has excellent resistance to wear, is highly resistant to oxidation, and is highly elastic. It is also used in the production of permanent ceramic magnets.
It is also used in the manufacture of electroluminescent materials. It has a blue-green phosphor which changes color when an incandescent source is applied.
Despite its high hardness, it is surprisingly soluble in water. Its octahydrate form has the highest solubility.
The most widely used use of strontium is in pyrotechnics. In fireworks and road flares, strontium nitrate is added to the mixture to make a red flame. It is also a colorant for luminous paints and a flux.