bischofite


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bischofite

[′bish·ə‚fīt]
(mineralogy)
MgCl2·6H2O A colorless to white, monoclinic mineral consisting of magnesium chloride hexahydrate.
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Its "Permian Aged" products are said to be derived from 99.2% natural bischofite, the result of crystallization of salts within a subterranean watershed that is more than 300 million years old.
Magnesium source of Mg[l.sub.2] x 6[H.sub.2]O was determined as "bischofite" (reference code: 01-077-1268).
Composition and solubility of some common soluble minerals [8] Mineral Compound Solubility, mol/l Calcite CaC[O.sub.3] (calcium carbonate) 0.00014 Gypsum CaS[O.sub.4] x 2[H.sub.2]O 0.0154 (calcium sulphate) -- Ca[Cl.sub.2] x 6[H.sub.2]O 7.38 (calcium chloride) Magnesite MgC[O.sub.3] (magnesium carbonate) 0.001 Hexahydrite MgS[O.sub.4] x 6[H.sub.2]O 4.15 (magnesium sulphate) Epsomite MgS[O.sub.4] x 7[H.sub.2]O 3.07 (magnesium sulphate) Bischofite Mg[Cl.sub.2] x 6[H.sub.2]O 5.84 (magnesium chloride) Washing [Na.sub.2]C[O.sub.3] x 2.77 soda 10[H.sub.2]O (sodium carbonate) Mirabilite NaS[O.sub.4] x 10[H.sub.2]O 1.96 (sodium sulphate) Thenardite NaS[O.sub.4] (sodium sulphate) 3.45 Halite NaCl (sodium chloride) 6.15 Table 2.