Cobaltous carbonate

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Red crystalline powder. Cobaltous carbonate is used as a glaze ingredient.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cobalt (II) carbonate; carbonato de cobalto (Esp.); carbonate de cobalt (Fr.); carbonato di cobalto (It.); carbonato de cobalto (Port.); cobalt spar; sphaerocobaltite

Chemical structure

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Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in dilute acids, ammonia. Insoluble in water, ethanol, methyl acetate.

Composition CoCO3
CAS 513-79-1
Density 4.13 g/ml
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 118.94

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 2497

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