Magnesium chloride hexahydrate is the magnesium salt of the hydrochloric acid, HCl. Its molecular formula is Cl2H12MgO6 or MgCl2(H2O)6 and its molar mass is 203.3 grams per mole. It is highly soluble in water. Its densit... More » Science Chemistry

Calcium chloride is added to pool water to bring up the levels of calcium, magnesium and sodium in the pool. The combined level of these minerals is known as calcium hardness. If the pool does not have the appropriate le... More » Home & Garden Outdoor Pools & Hot Tubs

According to the Royal Society of Chemistry, magnesium is used in flares, pyrotechnics and incendiary bombs, and it was previously used in flash bulbs. Because it has a lower density than aluminum, its alloys are used in... More » Science Chemistry
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The chemical reaction between magnesium and hydrochloric acid produces magnesium chloride and hydrogen. The balanced chemical equation for this reaction is 2HCL(aq) + Mg(s) produces MgCl2(aq) +H2(g), where the subscripts... More » Science Chemistry

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