This section is from the book "Materia Medica And Therapeutics Inorganic Substances", by Charles D. F. Phillips. Also available from Amazon: Materia medica and therapeutics.
Is placed in the appendix as a test for sulphuric acid.
Occurs in translucent soluble crystals, which have a bitter acrid taste. The solution gives with any soluble sulphate a heavy white precipitate, unaffected by nitric acid.
Carbonate of Baryta is a white insoluble powder.