barytes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n barytes a white or colorless mineral (BaSO4); the main source of barium
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Barytes (Min) Barium sulphate, generally called heavy spar or barite. See Barite.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n barytes Baryta.
    • n barytes The native sulphate of barium, BaSO4, a common name for the mineral barite or heavy-spar. It is sometimes mined and ground in a mill, and used to adulterate white lead, to weight paper, etc. See barite.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Barytes ba-rī′tēz the earth present in the minerals witherite and heavy spar
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. bary`s heavy: cf. Gr. bary`ths heaviness, F. baryte,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Gr. barys, heavy.

Usage

In literature:

Two oxides of the earthy alkaline metals, lime and hydrate of barytes, may also be used as accelerators.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
The sugar made in this way, I was told, contains no trace of barytes.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
It should not form a precipitate on the addition of a solution of acetate of barytes, or of water saturated with sulphuretted hydrogen.
"A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons" by Fredrick Accum
White lead is often adulterated with barytes.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
We may now proceed to the alkaline earths, I shall say but a few words on BARYTES, as it is hardly ever used, except in chemical laboratories.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
Crystals of barytes may be transparent and colourless, or white and opaque, or of a yellow, brown, bluish or greenish colour.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The mineral barite is a heavy white sulphate of barium, frequently called "barytes" or "heavy spar.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Ten kilogrammes of baryte, completely oxidized, were found able to take and afterward return 730 litres of gas.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
Barytes barytes Barytic liver of sulphur.
"Elements of Chemistry," by Antoine Lavoisier
Barytes has been mined near Bantry, Schull and Clonakilty, and manganese-ore at Glandore.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
And Baryt could lose the island of Daafa to Andilia without crippling herself.
"Stalemate" by Basil Eugene Wells
Celestine crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, being isomorphous with barytes (q.v.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
It contains sulphate of barytes, and is probably referrible to some of the Oolites near the Oxford clay.
"Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea" by John Franklin
Barytes is mined in the north of England and in County Cork.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
Gypsum is softer than barytes.
"Geology" by James Geikie
The sulphate of barytes, calcareous spar, and white crystalline masses of quartz, characterize the uplands.
"Scenes and Adventures in the Semi-Alpine Region of the Ozark Mountains of Missouri and Arkansas" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
The specific gravity (4.2) of this compound is lower than that of barytes.
"Paint Technology and Tests" by Henry A. Gardner
Barytes, which crystallizes in the orthorhombic system, has two sets of cleavages, viz.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7" by Various
If he approves of this," and she pointed to the barytes, "it is not fitting any one else should disapprove.
"Mortomley's Estate, Vol. I (of 3)" by Charlotte Elizabeth Lawson Cowan Riddell
Dodeligt forlobende Forgiftning med salpetersurt Baryt.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford
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In science:

For comparison, a special barytes concrete of the kind used in nuclear reactor shielding contains only about 0.1 % of sodium per weight [13, Table.22b].
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
Small pyrite vent structure: Reflected ore microscopy of transverse section shows a central area of empty black spaces plus (grey) fine framboidal pyrite, and a fine euhedral authigenic rim surrounded by baryte, with minor pyrite; Fig5.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Larter RCL, Boyce AJ, Russell MJ (1981) Hydrothermal pyrite chimneys from the Ballynoe baryte deposit, Silvermines, County Tipperary, Ireland.
Magnetism, FeS colloids, and Origins of Life
Hydrothermal pyrite chimneys from the Ballynoe baryte deposit, Silvermines, County Tipperary, Ireland.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
Figure 7 : Framboids in chimney: Small pyrite vent structure: Reflected ore microscopy of transverse section shows a central area of empty black spaces plus (grey) fine framboidal pyrite, and a fine euhedral authigenic rim surrounded by baryte, with minor pyrite; (Picture by Dr.
Field-control, phase-transitions, and life's emergence
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