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|Molar mass||255.42 g mol−1|
|Density||2.47 g/cm3 (anhydrous)
2.19 g/cm3 (monohydrate)
|Melting point||450 °C (842 °F; 723 K)|
|Solubility in water||55.8 g/100 mL (0 °C)
72 g/100mL (20 °C)
|Solubility||slightly soluble in ethanol|
|Main hazards||Hazardous on ingestion|
|LD50||921 mg/kg (oral, rat)|
|Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)|
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Again, the solvent is evaporated off and the barium acetate crystallized.
Barium acetate is a white powder, which is highly soluble: at 0 °C, 55.8 g of barium acetate can be dissolved in 100 g of water. It decomposes upon heating into barium carbonate.
When heated in air, barium acetate decomposes to the carbonate. It reacts with acids: reaction with sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid and nitric acid give the sulfate, chloride and nitrate respectively.
Barium acetate is used as a mordant for printing textile fabrics, for drying paints and varnishes and in lubricating oil. In chemistry, it is used in the preparation of other acetates; and as a catalyst in organic synthesis.
A powerful poison, it was featured in an episode of Forensic_Files_(season_6) (episode 76) wherein a daughter kills her father.
- I. Gautier-Luneau; A. Mosset (1988). "Crystal structure of anhydrous barium acetate". Journal of Solid State Chemistry 73 (2): 473–479. Bibcode:1988JSSCh..73..473G. doi:10.1016/0022-4596(88)90133-8.