magnesium hydrogencarbonate

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A compound, Mg(HCO3)2, that is stable only in solution. It is formed by the action of carbon dioxide on a suspension of magnesium carbonate in water:MgCO3(s)+CO2(g)+H2O(l) → Mg(HCO3)2(aq) On heating, this process is reversed. Magnesium hydrogencarbonate is one of the compounds responsible for temporary hardness in water.

MgCO3(s)+CO2(g)+H2O(l) → Mg(HCO3)2(aq)

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