Barium Hydroxide Octahydrate
Name:
Barium Hydroxide Octahydrate
Formula:
Ba(OH)2.8H2O
Molar Mass:
315.4639

Ba(OH)2.8H2O is a colorless crystal at room temperature. It is soluble in water. Its melting point is 78 ̊C (172.4 ̊F), boiling point 780 ̊C (1436 ̊F), density 2.18 g/cm3. Ba(OH)2 can be used in titration as an indicator for weak acid. Ba(OH)2.8H2O is corrosive, may cause burns to eye and skin. It may cause digestive tract irratation if swallowed.

Example Reactions:
• Ba(OH)2.8H2O + 2NH4SCN = Ba(SCN)2 + 10H2O + 2NH3
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