Chemical Project

Magnesium Hydroxide


Common Name: Milk of Magnesia

Antacid and Laxative

Chemical Formula: Mg(OH)2


Treats upset stomach, or heartburn

Neutralize acidic waste waters

Fire retardant as Plastics, Roofing, and Coatings


Molar Mass: 58.3197 g/mol

Appearance: White Solid

Odor: Odorless

Melting Point: 350 Celsius

Interesting Facts

Magnesium is not a natural-forming Compound, it is made in a lab. The mineral form; brucite is natural.

It will not burn neutralizes acids and is slightly soluble in water.

Percentage: Magnesium 42%, Oxygen 55%, Hydrogen 3%

Magnesium Hydroxide