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Empirical formula: BaSO4
a: 8.884 Å
b: 5.458 Å
c: 7.153 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 346.84 Å3
Space group: Pnma
Calculated density: 4.470 g/cm3
Z: 4
Formula weight: 233.391 g/mole
R(F): 0.0510
Common name: Barite
Short description: Barite is a very common mineral that is usually white or colorless.
Keyword: electrolysis
Keyword: radiopaque
ICSD collection code: 16904
Keyword: cosmetics
Keyword: Mineral
Layman's explanation: Barium Sulfate was discovered by Sir Humphry Davis in London via electrolysis of Baryta. This mineral is so common that it is found all over the world; some of the largest deposits of barite in the United States reside in Nebraska, Colorado, and Missouri. One major use is as a potential diagnostic of medical problems through x-ray photography since barite is a radiopaque agent, allowing photographs to be visible under fluoroscopy. Additional uses of barite are in inks, plastics, and cosmetics.
Citation of a publication: Colville, A A, Staudhammer, K; American Mineralogist 52 (1967) p1877
IUPAC name: Barium Sulfate
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained from the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50119.cif 50119.crt 50119.GIF 50119.ort 50119.pdb
50119.sdt 50119.tab 50119B.crt

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