Clear, deliquescent crystals that occur naturally as the mineral nitromagnesite. In a closed environment, a saturated aqueous solution of magnesium nitrate will form an equilibrium at a relative humidity level of about 55% (20C). Magnesium nitrate is also used in fireworks.
Synonyms and Related Terms
magnesium (II) nitrate; magnesium nitrate hexahydrate (CAS # 13446-18-9)
Dangerous fire and explosion risk in contact with organic material. Strong oxidizing agent.
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in water and ethanol.
Deliquescent point at 20C is 54.9 % RH (see saturated salt solutions)
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 148.32|
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 479
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 5710
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_nitrate (Accessed Jan. 15, 2006)