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Magnesium acetate
Magnesium acetate.png
IUPAC name
CAS number 142-72-3 Yes check.svgY
PubChem 134717
Molecular formula Mg(CH3COO)2
Molar mass 142.394 (Anhydrous) 214.455 (Tetrahydrate)
Appearance White hygroscopic crystals
Density 1.45 g/cm3
Melting point

80°C (Tetrahydrate)

Solubility in water Soluble
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Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Magensium acetate is the magnesium salt of acetic acid.[1] It is deliquescent and upon heating, it decomposes to form magnesium oxide.[2]


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