magnesium carbonate

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magnesium carbonate

n.
A very light, odorless, white powdery compound, MgCO3, used in a wide variety of manufactured products including inks, glass, dentifrices, and cosmetics.

magne′sium car′bonate


n.
a white powder, MgCO3, insoluble in water and alcohol, soluble in acids, used in dentifrices and cosmetics, as an antacid, and as a refractory material.
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Noun1.magnesium carbonate - a very white crystalline salt that occurs naturally as magnesite or as dolomite
carbonate - a salt or ester of carbonic acid (containing the anion CO3)
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2+] to produce magnesian calcite, or its precipitation with carbonate or silicate to produce, respectively, hydromagnesite and nesquehonite or sepiolite (Suarez 2005).
The minerals considered include calcite, gypsum, hydromagnesite, nesquehonite, and sepiolite.
The substance, a hydrous magnesium carbonate called nesquehonite, appears from isotopic measurements to have resulted from a reaction between the meteorite's original minerals and terrestrial water and carbon dioxide.