Cobaltous hydroxide

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Description

Rose red crystalline powder. Cobaltous hydroxide is used as a drier in oil paints, varnishes and lithographic printing inks.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cobalt hydroxide; cobalt hydrate

Other Properties

Rhombohedral crystals. Soluble in acids and ammonium solutions. Insoluble in water and alkalis.

Composition Co(OH)2
Density 3.597
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 92.95

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983