Magnesium Carbonate Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Magnesium Carbonate Properties

Magnesium Carbonate

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Description

 

Magnesium carbonate is a white solid that occurs in nature as a mineral. It used to produce magnesium metal and basic refractory bricks. It is also used in flooring, fireproofing, fire extinguishing compositions, cosmetics, dusting powder, and toothpaste. Other applications are as filler material, smoke suppressant in plastics, a reinforcing agent in neoprene rubber, a drying agent, a laxative to loosen the bowels, and color retention in foods. In addition, high purity magnesium carbonate is used as antacid and as an additive in table salt to keep it free flowing.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White solid
CAS Number 546-93-0
Crystal Structure Trigonal
Density 2.958 g/cm3
EINECS Number 208-915-9
InChI 1S/CH2O3.Mg/c2-1(3)4;/h(H2,2,3,4);/q;+2/p-2
InChIKey ZLNQQNXFFQJAID-UHFFFAOYSA-L
Melting Point 540 °C
Molar Mass 84.3139 g/mol
Molecular Formula MgCO3
Other_Cations Beryllium Carbonate;Calcium Carbonate;Strontium Carbonate;Barium Carbonate
RTECS Number OM2470000
Refractive 1.717
Related Compounds Artinite;Hydromagnesite;Dypingite
Solubility 0.0012 mol/l
Synonyms Magnesite;Carbonic Acid,Magnesium Salt
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