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Magnesium oxide

CAS No.: 1309-48-4      Formula:

Weight: 40.304

Synonyms: Magnesia




Description

Magnesium oxide (MgO). An inorganic compound that occurs in nature as the mineral periclase. In aqueous media combines quickly with water to form magnesium hydroxide. It is used as an antacid and mild laxative and has many nonmedicinal uses.

Basic Information
CAS No.:
1309-48-4
Synonyms:
Magnesia
Formula:
Molecular Weight:
40.304
PSA:
17.07000
LogP:
-0.11880
Properties
Appearance & Character:
white loose powder
Density:
3.58 g/cm³
Melting Point:
2852 ℃
Boiling Point:
3600 ℃
Flash Point:
Storage Conditions:
Safety Info
Symbol:
R20/22
Security Instructions:
S24/25