Magnesium Bromide Formula

Sep 06, 2022, 16:45 IST

It is a chemical compound made up of bromine and magnesium. The molecular formula of Magnesium bromide is MgBr2.

In its anhydrous form, it's hygroscopic hexagonal crystal white in color. In its hexahydrate for, it's colorless monoclinic crystal. It can be often ready by the following method.

  1. Treating hydrobromic acid (HBr) with magnesium oxide (MgO) and crystallizing the product.
  2. It can also be synthesized by reacting magnesium carbonate (MgCO3) and hydrobromic acids (HBr).

On completion, it is evaporated and the solid leftover is collected. It's soluble in water as well as alcohol. It is naturally found in some minerals like carnallite and bischofite.

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