Barium perchlorate

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Barium perchlorate
3D model (Jmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.033.359
EC Number 236-710-4
RTECS number SC7550000
Molar mass 336.228 g/mol
Appearance white powder
Density 3.2 g/cm3
Melting point 505 °C (941 °F; 778 K)
66.48 g/100 mL (25 °C)
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., water Health code 3: Short exposure could cause serious temporary or residual injury. E.g., chlorine gas Reactivity code 1: Normally stable, but can become unstable at elevated temperatures and pressures. E.g., calcium Special hazard OX: Oxidizer. E.g., potassium perchlorateNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Related compounds
Other cations
Magnesium perchlorate
Strontium perchlorate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Barium perchlorate is a powerful oxidizing agent, with the formula Ba(ClO4)2. It is used in the pyrotechnic industry.

Barium perchlorate decomposes at 505 °C.[1]


Barium perchlorate is created by the reaction of perchloric acid on barium oxide, hydroxide or carbonate.


  1. ^ Haynes, editor in chief, William M. CRC handbook of chemistry and physics : a ready-reference book of chemical and physical data (92nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL.: CRC Press. ISBN 1-4398-5511-0.