Present name. - Baric Iodide. Bal2.
A notice of this is given in Hale's New Remedies. It may be obtained pure from the operative chemists.
Characters and Tests. - In colourless granules, deliquescent and freely soluble in water. Its aqueous solution gives a copious white precipitate with Sulphuric Acid, which is insoluble in acids, Iodine being at the same time liberated. When the same solution is mixed with mucilage of Starch, it yields a blue colour on the addition of a minute quantity of solution of Chlorine.
Preparation. - Solution in distilled water.