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Barium oxalate
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Identifiers
CAS number 516-02-9
Properties
Molecular formula BaC2O4
Molar mass 225.34 g/mol
Density 2.658 g/cm3
Melting point

400 °C (decomp)

Solubility in water 9.290e-3 g/100mL
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
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Barium oxalate, a barium salt of oxalic acid, is a white odorless powder sometimes used as a green pyrotechnic colorant generally in specialized pyrotechnic compositions containing magnesium.

Though largely stable, it can be reactive with strong acids. A mild skin irritant, the substance is considered toxic when ingested, causing nausea, vomiting and renal failure.

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