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Nitrobarite Mineral Data

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General Nitrobarite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Ba(NO3)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 261.34 gm
   Barium    52.55 %  Ba   58.67 % BaO
   Nitrogen  10.72 %  N    41.33 % N2O5
   Oxygen    36.73 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ba(NO3)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Noted on a museum specimen, probably from a nitrate deposit.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1882
Help on Locality: Locality: Unknown location, Chile. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for NITRate and BARium in the composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nitrobarite + Pronunciation Say NITROBARITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 35495
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Nitrobarite Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 8.1184, Z = 4; V = 535.07 Den(Calc)= 3.24
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Tetartoidal H-M Symbol (2 3) Space Group: P 213
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 4.689(1), 2.447(0.75), 2.344(0.45),

Physical Properties of Nitrobarite

Help on Cleavage: Cleavage: None
Help on Color: Color: Colorless.
Help on Density: Density: 3.25
Help on Diaphaneity: Diaphaneity: Transparent
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3 - Calcite
Help on Luster: Luster: Vitreous (Glassy)
Help on Streak: Streak: white

Optical Properties of Nitrobarite

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.004 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.007 (Superior) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.1764,KPDmeas= 0.1758,KC= 0.1751
Ncalc = 1.57
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.5714.

Calculated Properties of Nitrobarite

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=2.93 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Nitrobarite =3.25 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.2
Boson Index = 0.8
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PENitrobarite = 233.41 barns/electron
U=PENitrobarite x rElectron Density= 685.04 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Nitrobarite is Not Radioactive

Nitrobarite Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (18)Simple Nitrates
  (18.02)where A (NO3)2 � x(H2O), x can equal zero
  (18.02.01)Dana Group Nitrobarite Ba(NO3)2 P 213 2 3
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 05.NA.20 05 - CARBONATES (NITRATES)
  05.NA -Without OH or H2O
05.NA.20 Nitrobarite Ba(NO3)2 P 213 2 3

Other Nitrobarite Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Nitrobarite :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - EUROmin Project
4 - Ecole des Mines de Paris
5 - GeoScienceWorld
6 - Google Images
7 - Google Scholar
8 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
9 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
10 - MinDAT
11 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
12 - Online Mineral Museum
13 - QUT Mineral Atlas
14 - Ruff.Info

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