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A natural Borate mineral that is slightly different in composition than Colemanite. Boro-calcite is occasionally used as a Flux for stoneware glaze and as a component in fire-retardant paint.
Synonyms and Related Terms
calcium borate; calcium pyroborate; calcium tetraborate
Physical and Chemical Properties
Insoluble in cold water. Slightly soluble in hot water. Soluble in dilute acids.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 195.32|
Resources and Citations
- Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry1691