- a white hydrous chloride of potassium and magnesium, KMgCl3⋅6H2O, used chiefly as a source of potassium and magnesium.
Origin of carnallite
1875–85; named after R. von Carnall (1804–74), German mining official; see -ite1
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What weight of carnallite is necessary in the preparation of 500 g. of magnesium?An Elementary Study of Chemistry
At the point K we have the highest temperature at which carnallite can exist with magnesium chloride in contact with solution.
In the first place it may be again noted that at a temperature above 167.5 (point M) carnallite cannot exist.
Fig. 113 is a diagrammatic sketch of the model for carnallite looked at sideways from above.
Carnallite contains nearly a fourth of its weight of potassium chloride.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- a white or sometimes coloured mineral consisting of a hydrated chloride of potassium and magnesium in orthorhombic crystalline form: a source of potassium and also used as a fertilizer. Formula: KCl.MgCl 2 .6H 2 O
C19: named after Rudolf von Carnall (1804–74), German mining engineer; see -ite 1
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