Contractions. - Bar-a. Ba-a.
Present name. - Baric Acetate. Ba2C2H302, 3H10.
Acetate of Barium. For. names: German, Essig-saurer Baryt; French, Baryte Acetatee.
Prepared by dissolving Carbonate of Barium in dilute Acetic Acid, and crystallizing the salt.
Characters and Tests. - A colourless salt, in oblique rhombic prisms, readily soluble in water, the solution giving an immediate white precipitate with a solution of Sulphate of Lime. If the salt itself is acted upon by Sulphuric Acid, acetic vapours are given off.
Preparation. - Solution in distilled water up to 1, distilled water to which 5 per cent, of rectified spirit has been added up to 2, dilute alcohol may be used for 5X, and after that rectified spirit.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Chr. Kr., ii.
Proper forms for dispensing. - lx to 5x, Solution only. 3 and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.