chemical formula: Ba(ClO3)2*H20
( powder )
Barium Chlorate is a powerful oxidizer and was widely used in pyrotechnics as both an oxidizer and green flame coloring agent. However, due to its unstable nature and history of causing compositions made with it to spontaneously ignite, it was replaced with more stable chemicals. These days Barium Chlorate finds use in the manufacture of explosives, Oxygen gas and in the textile & paper pulp industries.