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Mitscherlichite Mineral Data

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General Mitscherlichite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: K2CuCl4•2(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 319.58 gm
   Potassium  24.47 %  K    29.47 % K2O
   Copper     19.88 %  Cu   24.89 % CuO
   Hydrogen    1.26 %  H    11.27 % H2O
   Chlorine   44.37 %  Cl   44.37 % Cl
                -   %   Cl  -10.01 % -O=Cl2   
   Oxygen     10.01 %  O
             ______        ______ 
             100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: K2CuCl4•2(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Saline sublimations.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1925
Help on Locality: Locality: Crater of Vesuvius, Campania, Italy. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Eilhardt Mitscherlich (1794-1863), German crystallographer and chemist, who first synthesized the compound.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Mitscherlichite + Pronunciation Say MITSCHERLICHITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 16052
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