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barium chloride

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble, poisonous solid, BaCl 2 ⋅2H 2 O, used chiefly in the synthesis of pigments and in the manufacture of rodenticides and pharmaceuticals.
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  • barium chloride supplements ammonium chloride in displacing exchangeable acidity.

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