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barium carbonate

noun, Chemistry
a white, poisonous, water-insoluble powder, BaCO 3 , used chiefly in the manufacture of rodenticides, paints, and dyes.
Origin of barium carbonate
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Two forms of barium, barium sulfate and barium carbonate, are often found in nature as underground ore deposits.
  • barium carbonate and sulfate are poorly soluble in water.
  • barium carbonate is then added to remove sulfates which precipitate out as barium sulfate.

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