Baryta



Also called calcined baryta, barium oxide, barium monoxide, barium protoxide. a white or yellowish-white poisonous solid, BaO, highly reactive with water: used chiefly as a dehydrating agent and in the manufacture of glass.
Also called caustic baryta, barium hydroxide, barium hydrate. the hydroxide, hydrated form of this compound, Ba(OH) 2 ⋅8H 2 O, used chiefly in the industrial preparation of beet sugar and for refining animal and vegetable oils.
Historical Examples

Barii ferrocyanidum, L. From pure ferrocyanide of iron digested in baryta water.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

It is a combination of deutoxide and peroxide, with some baryta.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure

The presence of baryta communicates a green color to the flame.
A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe Anonymous

Strontia and baryta will flow into the charcoal, but lime will not.
A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe Anonymous

It may be readily recognized by the white precipitate which it forms when passed through lime or baryta water.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 3 Various

baryta forms white crystalline salts with acids, which are all poisonous with the exception of barium sulphate.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

A metallic radical or element, of which baryta is the chief oxide, and somewhat extensively distributed.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Carbazotate of baryta, obtained by heating carbonate of baryta, and carbazotic acid with water.
Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature and the Arts, July-December, 1827 Various

The chromates are often mixed with sulphate of lead, as well as with the sulphates of baryta and lime.
Field’s Chromatography George Field

It is generally largely adulterated with native sulphate of baryta (heavy spar), and sometimes with chalk.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

noun
another name for barium oxide, barium hydroxide

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