General knowledge of Barium Chloride

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General knowledge of Barium Chloride Empty General knowledge of Barium Chloride

Post  gill on Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:02 pm

Barium Chloride, with its chemical formula of BaCl2 and the molecular weight of 208.23, has its systematic name of barium dichloride. And it has its EINECS number of 233-788-1 and its IUPAC name is barium(2+) dichloride. Besides, it belongs to the product categories which include Inorganic Chemicals; Inorganics; Barium Salts; BariumMetal and Ceramic Science; Crystal Grade Inorganics; Salts; Synthetic Reagents and so on.

Being hygroscopic, it is soluble in water, slightly soluble in hydrochloric acid & nitric acid and highly-slight soluble in alcohol. Besides, it could easily react with metal chloride to form eutectoid. When store it, it should be kept in the tightly closed container in the cool, dry, ventilated area, away from sources of heat, moisture and incompatibilities.

Safety Information of Barium Chloride
When comes to its safety, you should be cautious. For one thing, Barium Chloride is irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin and may cause inflammation to the skin or other mucous membranes. If contact with eyes and skin, it will cause redness and pain. For another thing, Barium Chloride is harmful if by inhalation or swallowed and may cause damage to health. If by inhalation, it will cause sore throat, coughing, labored breathing and even the parallel ingestion. If by ingestion, it will cause abdominal cramps, convulsions, dullness, unconsciousness and vomiting and even the severe gastroenteritis. What's more, it is toxic which may at low levels cause damage to health.

Therefore, you should take the following instructions to protect yourself while dealing with Barium Chloride. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. If in case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water for several minutes and seek medical advice; If in case of contact with skin, you should remove contaminated clothes and then rinse skin with plenty of water or shower; If by inhalation, you should need fresh air, and then take a rest. At the same time, the artificial respiration may be needed, and you could also refer for medical attention; If by ingestion, you should induce vomiting and then refer for medical attention. If in case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).


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