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Metastudtite Mineral Data

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General Metastudtite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: UO4•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 338.06 gm
   Uranium   70.41 %  U    84.61 % UO3
   Hydrogen   1.19 %  H    10.66 % H2O
   Oxygen    28.40 %  O
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            100.00 %       95.27 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: UO4•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Secondary uranium mineral containing peroxide formed by the alpha-radiolysis of water during formation. May also form in spent-fission fuel elements.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1983
Help on Locality: Locality: Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named as the lower hydration product of studtite.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Metastudtite + Pronunciation Say METASTUDTITE