barium oxide


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

barium oxide

[′bar·ē·əm ′äk‚sīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
BaO A white to yellow powder that melts at 1923°C; it forms the hydroxide with water; may be used as a dehydrating agent. Also known as barium monoxide; barium protoxide.
References in periodicals archive ?
We also noted in the multivariate analysis that the IRR for diabetes increased in areas with levels of barium oxide <10th percentile, both at diagnosis and at the time of birth.
Low pH values were related both to a higher concentration of barium oxide and to a higher concentration of mercury (Figure 1).
Park Jong, Sun Cho Young, Sup Han Sang and Haeng Cho Soon, Bok Yi Kwang, Adsorption and desorption characteristics of barium oxide at high temperature, j.
X-ray diffraction and electron-graphic studies of the emission film showed that in addition to ordered solid solution of barium oxide in compound of zirconium with oxygen in the emission film barium metazirconate was unambiguously detected [4].
Barium oxide, in its turn, disintegrates into Ba and O.
Despite so high level of emission properties, barium oxide is not, unfortunately, preserved at the temperatures of the non-consumable cathode of electric arc.