Magnesium nitrate Hexahydrate (CAS 13446-18-9) Description

Posted: April 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

CAS Number:   13446-18-9

Purity:      ≥98%

Molecular Weight:   256.41

Molecular Formula: H12MgN2O12

Appearance:    Crystalline powder or chunks

Solubility: Soluble in water (420 mg/ml at 20° C), ethanol, alcohol, and liquid NH3.

Melting Point: 89° C (lit.)(dec.)

Boiling Point:   330° C

Density:   1.46 g/cm3 at 20° C

Application:      A hygroscopic salt used in concentration of nitric acid and detection of selenium in blood

Storage:   Desiccate at room temperature


Magnesium nitrate hexahydrate is a hygroscopic alkali which in air bound turns into the hexahydrate form. The admixture has been active in the assimilation of nitric acerbic through heating magnesium nitrate hexahydrate acquiescent magnesium oxide, oxygen, and nitrogen oxides. The assimilation of these nitrogen oxides in baptize is one accessible way to amalgamate nitric acid. Although the admixture is inefficient, it does not crave the use of addition able acid. Magnesium nitrate hexahydrate has aswell been acclimated to ascertain Selenium (sc-250973) in blood.


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