Magnesium Acetate
Name:
Magnesium Acetate
Alias:
Magnesium Ethanoate
Formula:
Mg(CH3COO)2
Molar Mass:
142.393

Magnesium Acetate is a white crystal at room temperature, density 1.45 g/cm3. It is hygroscopic, the most common is Mg(Ch3COO)2.4H2O.

Upon heating, Magnesium Acetate decomposes:
• Mg(CH3COO)2 = MgO + CO2 + CH3COCH3

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