Barium Chlorate
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Title: Barium Chlorate
CAS Registry Number: 13477-00-4
Molecular Formula: BaCl2O6
Molecular Weight: 304.23
Percent Composition: Ba 45.14%, Cl 23.31%, O 31.55%
Line Formula: Ba(ClO3)2
Literature References: Prepn: Vanino, Handb. Präp. Chem., Anorgan. Teil (2.Aufl., Stuttgart, 1925) p 297; Schmeisser in Handbook of Preparative Inorganic Chemistry Vol. 1, G. Brauer, Ed. (Academic Press, New York, 2nd ed., 1963) p 314. Large-scale process: Munroe, Chem. Metall. Eng. 23, 188 (1920). Also prepd by electrolysis of barium chloride.
Derivative Type: Monohydrate
Properties: Monoclinic prismatic crystals. Poisonous! d 3.179. Loses its water of hydration at 120°, begins to give off oxygen at 250°, mp 414°. Freely sol in water; sol in hydrochloric acid; moderately sol in ethylamine; very sparingly sol in alc, somewhat more in acetone. Practically insol in ethyl acetate, pyridine. Fire hazard when in contact with combustible material.
Melting point: mp 414°
Density: d 3.179
Use: In pyrotechnics (green fire); manuf of explosives and matches; mordant in dyeing.

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