Barium Oxide Formula

Barium Oxide is a unique chemical compound that attracts water molecules from the surrounding environment at room temperature. This is widely used in coating for hot cathodes in cathode ray tubes, production of optical crown glass and many more. It is also used as a drying agent for gasoline and solvents. This chemical appears from white colour to yellow colour.

Properties Of Barium Oxide

Chemical formula BaO
Molecular weight 153.326 g/mol
Chemical Name Calcined baryta, Baria, Barium monoxide, Barium protoxide
Density 5.72 g/cm3
Melting point 1,923°C
Boiling Point ~ 2,000°C

Barium Oxide Structural Formula

The structural depiction of Barium Oxide is as shown in the figure below. One ion of barium neutralizes one ion of oxygen, hence those two ions combine to form barium oxide, BaO.

Barium Oxide Structural Formula

Barium on getting oxidized forms the ionic compound is BaO, represented as below


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