Barium Carbonate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Barium Carbonate Properties

Barium Carbonate

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Barium carbonate is a chemical compound used in rat poison, bricks, ceramic glazes and cement. It is widely used in the ceramics industry as an ingredient in glazes.It acts as a flux, a matting and crystallizing agent and combines with certain coloring oxides to produce unique colors not easily attainable by other means. Its use is somewhat controversial since some claim that it can leach from glazes into food and drink. In the brick, tile, earthenware and pottery industries barium carbonate is added to clays to precipitate soluble salts that cause efflorescence.

Chemical Properties

AR Assay 99%
Appearance White crystals
Boiling Point 1360 °C
CAS Number 513-77-9
Density 4.286 g/cm3
EINECS Number 208-167-3
HS Code 283660000
IUPAC Name Barium(2+) Carbonate
InChI 1S/CH2O3.Ba/c2-1(3)4;/h(H2,2,3,4);/q;+2/p-2
LR Assay 99%
Lab Grade LR;AR
Main Hazards Excessive salvation, vomiting, severe abdominal pain, and violent purging with watering and bloody stools
Melting Point 811 °C
Molar Mass 197.34 g/mol
Molecular Formula BaCO3
NFPA 704 H-2,F-0,R-0,C-NA
Other_Cations Magnesium Carbonate;Calcium Carbonate;Strontium Carbonate
RTECS Number CQ8600000
Refractive 1.60
Solubility 0.0024 g/100 ml
Synonyms Carbonic Acid Barium Salt;Barium Carbonate;Barium (II) Carbonate;Witherite