Barium Peroxide Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Barium Peroxide Properties

Barium Peroxide

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Barium peroxide is one of the most common inorganic peroxides. It is use as an oxidizer in various ordnance and pyrotechnic mixtures. It is also used to bleach animal substances, vegetable fibers and straw. It can also be used in the manufacturing of oxygen and hydrogen peroxide. Combine with aluminum it is used in the welding industry. It can be used as an oxidizer in organic synthesis.

Chemical Properties

Appearance Grey-White Crystalline Solid
Boiling Point 800 °C
CAS Number 1304-29-6
Class 5.1
Crystal Structure Tetragonal
Density 5.68 g/cm3
EINECS Number 215-128-4
HS Code 281630000
IUPAC Name Barium(2+) peroxide
InChI 1S/Ba.O2/c;1-2/q+2;-2
Main Hazards Inhalation of barium peroxide causes irritation of mucous membranes, throat and nose. Contact with eyes or skin causes severe burns. Ingestion causes severe salivation, vomiting, colic, diarrheas, convulsive tremors, slow, hard pulse, and elevated blood pressure.
Melting Point 450°C
Molar Mass 169.33 g/mol
Molecular Formula BaO2
NFPA 704 H-1,F-0,R-0,C-OX
PG 2
RTECS Number CR0175000
Solubility Insoluble
Synonyms Barium Binoxide;Barium Dioxide;Barium Superoxide