barium peroxide

noun
variants: or less commonly barium dioxide

Definition of barium peroxide

: a compound BaO2 obtained as a grayish white toxic powder by heating barium monoxide in air or oxygen and used chiefly in making hydrogen peroxide and in pyrotechnics

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“Barium peroxide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barium%20peroxide. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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