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Monohydrocalcite Mineral Data

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General Monohydrocalcite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaCO3•(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 118.10 gm
   Calcium   33.93 %  Ca   47.48 % CaO
   Hydrogen   1.71 %  H    15.25 % H2O
   Carbon    10.17 %  C    37.26 % CO2
   Oxygen    54.19 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Ca(CO3)•(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Saline deposits in arid regions. Precipitates in the air scrubbers of air-conditioning plants.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1964
Help on Locality: Locality: Lake Issyk-Kul, Kirgizia, Russia. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for its calcite composition with one molecule of water.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Monohydrocalcite + Pronunciation Say MONOHYDROCALCITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Hydrocalcite
  ICSD 200820
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