What is Barium Nitrate?
Barium nitrate is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula Ba(NO3)2. Like most barium salts, it is colourless, toxic and water-soluble. It burns with a green flame and is oxidizing; It is widely used in compound pyrotechnics.
Like all soluble barium compounds, barium nitrate is toxic if swallowed or inhaled. Solutions of sulfate salts, such as Epsom salts or sodium sulfate, can be given as first aid in barium poisoning, as they precipitate barium as insoluble (and non-toxic) barium sulfate.
In case of inhalation, it may cause irritation to the respiratory tract. While skin or eye contact may be less harmful than ingestion or inhalation, it can still cause irritation, itching, redness and pain.
How is Barium Nitrate produced?
Barium nitrate is produced by two processes, starting with carbonate, the main source material for barium. The first involves dissolving barium carbonate in nitric acid, allowing any iron impurities to precipitate, followed by filtration, evaporation and crystallization. The latter requires combining barium sulfide with nitric acid.
It occurs naturally as the very rare mineral nitrobarite.
At high temperatures, barium nitrate decomposes into barium oxide:
2Ba (NO3) 2 → 2BaO + 4NO2 + O2
How does Barium Nitrate look?
It is found in white, bright crystalline form.
What is the molecular formula of Barium Nitrate?
Molecular formula: Ba(NO3)2
In which sectors is Barium Nitrate used?
- chemical industry
- defense industry
- glass making
What are the usage areas (processes) of Barium Nitrate?
- Barium nitrate is used in the production of BaO-containing materials.
- It is used in the defense industry to make materials such as sparklers, explosives, military ammunition and optical glass.
- Barium nitrate is used as an oxidant in the chemical industry.
- It is used as barium salts in many different fields.
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