Magnesium Silicate (Mineral Talc)

By Joey Ferguson

Chemical Formula

H2Mg3(SiO3)4 or Mg3Si4O10(OH)2

Common Uses of Magnesium Silicate

  • Paper Making
  • Plastics
  • Baby powder
  • Chalk
  • Ceramics

Properties of Magnesium Silicate

  • At room temperature, its a solid
  • Slightly flexible
  • Slight luster
  • Not soluble in water

Facts About Magnesium Silicate

  • It is the softest know mineral
  • Its color ranges from green to white or grey
  • It can be translucent or opaque