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General Sweetite Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: Zn(OH)2
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 99.40 gm
   Zinc      65.78 %  Zn   81.88 % ZnO
   Hydrogen   2.03 %  H    18.12 % H2O
   Oxygen    32.19 %  O
            ______        ______ 
            100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: Zn(OH)2
Help on Environment: Environment: Oxidized vein in limestone.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Approved IMA 1984
Help on Locality: Locality: Limestone quarry 200-300 m northwest of Milltown, near Ashover, Derbyshire, England. Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named for Jessie May Sweet (1901-1979), Curator of the mineral collections of the British Museum (Natural History), London, England.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Sweetite Say SWEETITE