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Crystal habit of magnesite
Formula MgCO3
Molecular mass 84.32 g/mol
Density  2.96 g/cm3
Hardness 4-4.5
CAS-No. 13717-00-5

Magnesite (magnesium carbonate) is the basic material for the production of magnesia bricks and mixtures. By heating on 400-600°C it disintegrates into magnesium oxide (magnesia, periclase) and carbon dioxide without melting. Chemical data for magnesite are published on the next page.

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