Barium acetate is a barium salt with acetic acid containing the chemical formula C4H6BaO4. It is a white powder that dissolves in water. It is usually produced by reactions of acetic acid and barium carbonate. Barium acetate decomposes into carbonate when heated. Another name for barium acetate is barium diacetate. This article discusses about the barium acetate formula, its properties, chemical composition, and uses.