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General Natron Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Na2CO3•10(H2O)
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 286.14 gm
   Sodium    16.07 %  Na   21.66 % Na2O
   Hydrogen   7.05 %  H    62.96 % H2O
   Carbon     4.20 %  C    15.38 % CO2
   Oxygen    72.69 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Na2(CO3)•10(H2O)
Help on Environment: Environment: Saline lake beds in arid environments.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) Prehistoric
Help on Locality: Locality: Ragtown, Nevada, USA. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: From the Latin for "soda."
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Natron Say NATRON
Help on Synonym: Synonym: ICSD 16033
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