Barium is toxic metal but barium sulphate is used in X-rays?Why?

Asked by Vipul Kaushik | 28th Feb, 2011, 10:26: PM

Expert Answer:

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Barium sulphate is the least toxic salt of barium as it is insoluble in different solvents including water. It is one of the most insoluble salts of sulphate. barium sulphate  absorb X-rays more strongly because of its igh molecular weight.
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Answered by  | 1st Mar, 2011, 11:08: AM

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