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    Hello, i'm studiying indigestion tablets that contain magnesium carbonate and just need to know the pH of MgCO3 - i've looked everywhere and it's a pain because i can't find it.

    Please help anyone?

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    (Original post by Absolutional)
    Hello, i'm studiying indigestion tablets that contain magnesium carbonate and just need to know the pH of MgCO3 - i've looked everywhere and it's a pain because i can't find it.

    Please help anyone?

    I dont know for sure but its definitely alkaline so I would say around 9 or 10. Not sure if that is specific enough for you. :rolleyes:

    Edit: In fact I just googled it:
    http://www.digitalfire.ab.ca/cermat/material/967.html

    9.5 is the answer according to thats site. Not a bad guess :p:
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    (Original post by Absolutional)
    Hello, i'm studiying indigestion tablets that contain magnesium carbonate and just need to know the pH of MgCO3 - i've looked everywhere and it's a pain because i can't find it.
    What do you mean by pH of MgCO3 - pH of saturated solution? MgCO3 has pKso = 5.0. Assuming it didn't dissolve further once the hydrolysis removed part of the CO3(2-) (which is wrong assumption but I have no time for full equlibrium calculations at the moment) you have a solution with pH = 10.82 (and magnesium concentration 0.00316M).

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    Borek
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