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Chloraluminite Mineral Data

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General Chloraluminite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: AlCl3•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 241.43 gm
   Aluminum  11.18 %  Al   21.12 % Al2O3
   Hydrogen   5.01 %  H    44.77 % H2O
   Chlorine  44.05 %  Cl   44.05 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -9.94 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    39.76 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: AlCl3•6(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Volcanic fumaroles.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1874
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvius, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for CHLORine and ALUMINum in its composition.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 22071
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