Barium Nitrate is a salt composed of barium and the nitrate ion. Like most barium salts, it is colorless, toxic, and soluble in water. The industrial production can follow two main routes. In the first, barium carbonate is suspended in recycled mother lye and reacted with nitric acid. The nitrate is then crystallized, if necessary with vacuum evaporation. The second procedure consists of reacting a barium sulfide solution, with nitric acid. The Barium Nitrate is then crystallized at low temperatures. Barium Nitrate is used as component in pyrotechnics to produce a green color, as a plaining agent in the manufacture of special glasses and optical glasses. In addition it is used to incorporate barium oxide into catalysts, in luminescent cathode ray screens, and as a component of metallurgical hardening agents.
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