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Hexahydrite Mineral Data

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General Hexahydrite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: MgSO4•6(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 228.46 gm
   Magnesium  10.64 %  Mg   17.64 % MgO
   Hydrogen    5.29 %  H    47.31 % H2O
   Sulfur     14.04 %  S    35.05 % SO3
   Oxygen     70.03 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Mg(SO4)•6(H2O)
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1911
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named after the number of water molecules hexa, "six" and hydor, "water."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hexahydrite + Pronunciation Say HEXAHYDRITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Bitter Salt
  ICSD 16546
  Magnesium Sulphate
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