Barium Acetate Formula

Barium acetate is the salt of barium and acetic acid with a chemical formula (Ba(C2H3O2). It is a white powder that is highly soluble in water. It is generally produced by the reaction of acetic acid with barium carbonate. Barium acetate cecomposes to carbonate when heated in air. In this short piece of article, learn more about the barium acetate formula, properties, chemical structure and uses

Barium Acetate Properties

Properties of Barium Acetate


Barium Acetate


White Solid

Molecular Formula


Melting point

450 °C


2.468 g/cm3

Molar Mass

255.43 g/mol

Solubility in Water


Barium Acetate Chemical Structure

Barium Acetate Formula

Barium Acetate Uses

  • Used as a mordant for varnishes, drying paints and for printing textile fabrics
  • Used as a catalyst in organic synthesis
  • Used in the preparation of other acetates

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Consider three statements given below about antibiotics –
(i) Antibiotics kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms
(ii) Broad range antibiotics inhibit gram negative as well as gram positive bacteria.
(iii) Antibiotics are produced by microorganisms and it can’t be synthesized artificially.
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