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Avogadrite Mineral Data

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General Avogadrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: (K,Cs)BF4
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 149.35 gm
   Cesium     22.25 %  Cs   23.59 % Cs2O
   Potassium  19.63 %  K    23.65 % K2O
   Boron       7.24 %  B    23.31 % B2O3
   Fluorine   50.88 %  F    50.88 % F
                -   %   F   -21.42 % -O=F2    
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K0.75Cs0.25BF4
Help on Environment: Environment: Sublimate from volcanic fumaroles.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1926
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvius, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Amedeo Avogadro (1776-1856), Professor of Physics at the University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Avogadrite + Pronunciation Say AVOGADRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 9875
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