Carnallite

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Carnallite
Mineralogical name Carnallite
Chemical name Potassium magnesium trichloride hexahydrate
Trivial name
Chemical formula KMgCl3•6H2O
Other forms
Crystal system
Crystal structure
Deliquescence humidity 20°C
Solubility (g/l) at 20°C
Density (g/cm³) 1.60 g/cm³
Molar volume 173.7 cm3/mol
Molar weight 277.85 g/mol
Transparency
Cleavage
Crystal habit
Twinning
Phase transition
Chemical behavior
Comments
Crystal Optics
Refractive Indices nx=1.466
ny=1.475
nz=1.949
Birefringence
Optical Orientation
Pleochroism
Dispersion 66°
Used Literature
[JCPDS:1991]Title: JCPDS Powder Diffraction File 2 (PDF-2)
Link to Google Scholar
[Dana:1951]Title: Dana's System of Mineralogy
Author: Dana J.D.
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Literature

[Dana:1951]Dana E.S. (eds.) Dana J.D. (1951): Dana's System of Mineralogy, 7, Wiley & SonsLink to Google Scholar
[JCPDS:1991] (1991): JCPDS Powder Diffraction File 2 (PDF-2)Link to Google Scholar