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Hydrated Silica Properties

Hydrated Silica



Hydrated silica is a form of silicon dioxide, which has a variable amount of water in the formula. It is found in nature, as opal, which has been mined as a gemstone for centuries and in the cell walls of diatoms. It is also manufactured for use in toothpaste.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 10279-57-9
Molecular Formula SiO2 · nH2O
Synonyms Silicic Acid;H-Magadiite;Silicon Dioxide Hydrate;Silica Hydrate;Hydrated Silica