Magnesium (II) Acetate Tetrahydrate
Anhydrous magnesium acetate has the chemical formula Mg(C2H3O2)2 and in its hydrated form, magnesium acetate tetrahydrate, it has the chemical formula Mg(CH3COO)2 • 4H2O. In this compound magnesium has an oxidation state of 2+.
|Molar mass||142.394 (anhydrous) 214.455 (tetrahydrate)|
|Appearance||White hygroscopic crystals|
|Melting point||80 °C (176 °F; 353 K) (tetrahydrate)|
|−116.0·10−6 cm3/mol (+4 H2O|