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Nahcolite Mineral Data

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General Nahcolite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: NaHCO3
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 84.01 gm
   Sodium    27.37 %  Na   36.89 % Na2O
   Hydrogen   1.20 %  H    10.72 % H2O
   Carbon    14.30 %  C    52.39 % CO2
   Oxygen    57.14 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na(HCO3)
Help on Environment: Environment: Continental evaporite deposits.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1929
Help on Locality: Locality: Searles Lake, San Bernardino County, California, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for the nmonic of the chemical formula (NaHCO).
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Nahcolite + Pronunciation Say NAHCOLITE
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Baking soda
  ICSD 18183
  PDF 15-700
  Sodium bicarbonate