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Hydrohalite Mineral Data

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General Hydrohalite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaCl•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 94.47 gm
   Sodium    24.33 %  Na   32.80 % Na2O
   Hydrogen   4.27 %  H    38.14 % H2O
   Chlorine  37.53 %  Cl   37.53 % Cl
               -   %   Cl   -8.47 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen    33.87 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: NaCl•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Halite saturated brines in cold weather (-5 deg. C).
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1847
Help on Locality: Locality: Salzburg, Germany. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its water content and similarity to halite in composition.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Hydrohalite + Pronunciation Say HYDROHALITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 2313
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