Barium nitrate is the inorganic compound with the chemical formula Ba(NO3)2. It, like most barium salts, is colorless, toxic, and water-soluble. It burns with a green flame and is an oxidizer; the compound is commonly used in pyrotechnics.
Molar mass:261.337 g/mol
Appearance:white, lustrous crystals
Melting point:592 °C (1,098 °F; 865 K) (decomposes)
Solubility in water:4.95 g/100 mL (0 °C);10.5 g/100 mL (25 °C)
34.4 g/100 mL (100 °C)
Solubility:insoluble in alcohol
Magnetic susceptibility (χ):-66.5·10−6 cm3/mol
Refractive index (nD):1.5659
Barium nitrate is used by the oil and gas industries to make drilling muds. It is used to make paints, bricks, tiles, glass, rubber, and other barium compounds. It also used in is used in signal flares and water softener.