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Name Magnesium carbonate
CAS 13717-00-5
EINECS(EC#) 208-915-9
Molecular Formula CMgO3
MDL Number MFCD00064632
Molecular Weight 84.31
MOL File 13717-00-5.mol

Chemical Properties

Definition The term magnesium carbonate is generally reserved for the synthetic, pure variety. The naturally occurring material is called magnesite.
Appearance Light, bulky, white powder. Soluble in acids; very slightly soluble in water; insoluble in alcohol. Noncombustible.
Melting point  2200 °C
density  3.001 g/cm3
Solubility Product Constant (Ksp) pKsp: 5.17
Magnesium Carbonate is an anticaking agent and general purpose food additive. it is practically insoluble in water but is more soluble in water containing carbon dioxide. it imparts a slightly alkaline reaction to the water. it is used as an alkali in sour cream, butter, and canned peas. it is used as an anticaking agent in table salt and dry mixes. it assists in providing clarity in algin gels and functions as a filler in dental impression materials.
CAS DataBase Reference 13717-00-5(CAS DataBase Reference)
EPA Substance Registry System 13717-00-5(EPA Substance)

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