caustic-baryta


caustic-baryta

noun

  1. baryta(def 2).

noun Chemistry.

  1. Also called calcined baryta, barium oxide, barium monoxide, barium protoxide. a white or yellowish-white poisonous solid, BaO, highly reactive with water: used chiefly as a dehydrating agent and in the manufacture of glass.
  2. Also called caustic baryta, barium hydroxide, barium hydrate. the hydroxide, hydrated form of this compound, Ba(OH)2⋅8H2O, used chiefly in the industrial preparation of beet sugar and for refining animal and vegetable oils.

noun

  1. another name for barium oxide, barium hydroxide

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