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Hydrophilite Mineral Data

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General Hydrophilite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaCl2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 110.98 gm
   Calcium   36.11 %  Ca   50.53 % CaO
   Chlorine  63.89 %  Cl   63.89 % Cl
               -   %  Cl  -14.42 % -O=Cl2   
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaCl2
Help on Environment: Environment: Found with anhydrite, gypsum and halite. Hydrophillite (1813) was inadequately characterized and is probably antarcticite or sinjarite.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Discredited IMA 2006
Help on Locality: Locality: Luneberg, Hannover, Germany Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Greek hydros = "water" and philos = 'friend' in allusion to the highly deliquescent nature of the mineral.
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 26686
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