Chemical Project

Magnesium Hydroxide

Facts

Common Name: Milk of Magnesia


Antacid and Laxative



Chemical Formula: Mg(OH)2

Uses

Treats upset stomach, or heartburn


Neutralize acidic waste waters


Fire retardant as Plastics, Roofing, and Coatings

Properties

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