Barium nitrite is a compound of barium, nitrogen and oxygen. It is formed when barium oxide combines with sodium hypochlorite (bleach). The reaction is exothermic, which means that it releases heat. When this happens, the solution will get hot and may even boil.
The formula for barium nitrite is Ba(NO2)2. The chemical formula denotes the number of atoms of each element in the compound. For example, in the formula for barium nitrite, there are two atoms of barium and two atoms of nitrogen per molecule of barium nitrite.
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