Magnesium carbonate, basic

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A white friable powder that has similar properties to Magnesium carbonate.

Synonyms and Related Terms

magnesium carbonate hydroxide; magnesia alba



Other Properties

Soluble in acids. Slightly soluble in water. Insoluble in ethanol.

Composition Mg(OH)2-3MgCO3-3H2O

Hazards and Safety

Nontoxic. Ingestion has a laxative effect. Noncombustible.

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 Comment: entry 5696

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