Magnesium Hydroxide

As a suspension in water, it is often called milk of magnesia because of its milk-like appearance and is used to neutralize stomach acid and as a laxative.


Symbol
Mg(OH)2

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 58.3197 gmol-1Clip
Density 2344.6 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 623 decomposes KClip
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See also: Magnesium.

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Subjects: Chemistry