Magnesium Sulfate formula, also referred as Epsom Salt formula or Bath Salt formula is discussed in this article. This inorganic salt consists of a salt composed of Mg2+ (bivalent magnesium cation) and SO42- (sulfate anion). The sulfur atom within the center is attached to 4 oxygen atoms. These oxygen atoms are connected through 2 single bonds and 2 double bonds. The chemical formula of Magnesium Sulfate is MgSO4.
It occurs as a colorless to white crystalline solid or opaque powder. It has no odor and contains a bitter taste or saline taste. It dissolves in water, glycerin, ether, alcohols, and glycerol. It doesn't dissolve in acetone. It can be prepared commercially by the chemical reaction of sulfuric acid with either magnesium hydroxide or magnesium oxide, and magnesium carbonate.