barium hydroxide

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A white solid, Ba(OH)2, sparingly soluble in water. The common form is the octahydrate, Ba(OH)2.8H2O; monoclinic; r.d. 2.18; m.p. 78°C. It can be produced by adding water to barium monoxide or by the action of sodium hydroxide on soluble barium compounds and is used as a weak alkali in volumetric analysis.

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