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Barium chloride

a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, BaCl 2 ⋅2H 2 O, used chiefly in the synthesis of pigments and in the manufacture of rodenticides and pharmaceuticals.
Historical Examples

Write equations to represent the reactions involved in the preparation of barium chloride from heavy spar.
An Elementary Study of Chemistry William McPherson

Sulphites give with barium chloride a precipitate soluble in hydrochloric acid.
The Handbook of Soap Manufacture W. H. Simmons

The gelatine is allowed to swell in the water, and, by the aid of heat, is dissolved; the barium chloride is then added.
The Art and Practice of Silver Printing H. P. Robinson

Black soluble prisms, formed by decomposing silver permanganate by means of barium chloride, and cautiously evaporating.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

To the filtrate ammonia is added, and then barium chloride, which precipitates the sulphur as barium sulphate.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various

barium chloride renders the recovery incomplete: but tetanisation temporarily removes the induced sluggishness.
Life Movements in Plants Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose

It should not be precipitated by barium chloride, and especially by soluble sulphates.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley

Preparation: 100 grams of barium chloride are dissolved in one liter of distilled water and filtered.
Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen

Caffein aids the action of nitrates, acetanilid, ethyl alcohol and amyl alcohol, and increases the toxicity of barium chloride.
All About Coffee William H. Ukers

If sulphuric acid is present it must be separated by treating the solution of the compound with barium chloride and filtering.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882 Various


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