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General Arcanite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2SO4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 174.26 gm
   Potassium  44.87 %  K    54.05 % K2O
   Sulfur     18.40 %  S    45.95 % SO3
   Oxygen     36.73 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2(SO4)
Help on Environment: Environment: In a pine railroad tie.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Santa Ana mine, Trabaco Canyon, Orange County, California. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Latin arcanum duplicatum, for double secret, a medieval alchemical name.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Arcanite Say ARCANITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Ammonian arcanite
  ICSD 2827
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