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Magnesium Hydroxide Properties

Magnesium Hydroxide

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Magnesium hydroxide is an inorganic compound. It is a common component of antacids and laxatives.It interferes with the absorption of folic acid and iron. It is used as an antiperspirant armpit deodorant. Milk of magnesia is sold for medical use as chewable tablets, capsules, and as liquids having various added flavors, fire retardant for plastics, roofing, and coatings.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White solid
CAS Number 1309-42-8
Density 2.3446 g/cm3
EINECS Number 215-170-3
IUPAC Name Magnesium Hydroxide
InChI 1S/Mg.2H2O/h;2*1H2/q+2;;/p-2
Melting Point 350 °C
Molar Mass 58.3197 g/mol
Molecular Formula Mg(OH)2
NFPA 704 H-1,F-0,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number OM3570000
Refractive 1.559 n20/D
Solubility 1.2 mg/100 ml
Synonyms Milk of Magnesia;Magnesium Dihydroxide;Magnesium(II) Hydroxide; Magnesia Hydrate