Magnesium phosphate is an important mineral found in bones, in the seeds of many plants, and in a number of minerals. It has the formula Mg3(PO4)2.
Structure and Formula
The chemical formula of this compound is given as Mg3(PO4)2 and its structure is shown below.
|Appearance||White crystalline powder|
|pH||6 – 9.5|
|Solubility||Soluble in salt solution|
Magnesium phosphate when treated with water gives as product, phosphoric acid, and magnesium hydroxide.
Mg3(PO4)2 + H2O → H3PO4 + Mg(OH)2
The chemical coumpound forms phosphoric acid and magnesium chloride, upon reaction with hydrochloric acid.
Mg3(PO4)2 + HCl → MgCl2 + H3PO4
- The mineral finds application in the prevention of vitamin E deficiency.
- It is used as a nutrient, pH control agent, and stabilizer.
- It is used in the minimal supplement.
The chemical formula of this compound is given as Mg3(PO4)2.
The melting point is 1,184℃.
It does not have an odor. It is also tasteless.
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