Magnesium Chloride is a highly efficient inorganic compound that is found in nature. It has a number of beneficial uses. It is found predominately in nature in its true form and also in a number of chemical mixtures that are naturally found in nature. This compound can be obtained by simple reactions. The structure is usually anhydrous and is also found in nature with a number of hydrated molecules. The molecular weight of the compound is 95 gm. It is a colorless salt like compound. The shape is crystalline and has strong hygroscopic properties. It is found in nature as a white powder form. It is a water-soluble compound. When it dissolves in water it is an exothermic reaction. The density of the compound is 2.32 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.). it has a high melting point of 987 Celsius. It is found to taste acrimonious. The bitter taste varies based on the magnesium level of the compounds. It is also found to be a good dietary supplement. Owing to its chemical structure they have a number of commercial uses. It also has coagulative properties.
pH definition and application and influence of the changes of pH
The pH of MgSO4 is approximately a value of 6. Once again an exact pH may not be possible for this, it cannot be classified as either acidic or basic. The Ph. of the compound can be describes as neutral. The ph of the product ranges from 5.5 to 6.5. The analysts classify it as a neutral compound. Magnesium level in soil determines the ph of the soil. If there is excessive magnesium in the soil the ph of the soil become around 7. If it is scarce in soil then the soil becomes more acidic. From this it can be said conclusively that the magnesium levels in soil plays an important role in determining the ph. Because of this property the Epsom finds many uses in the agriculture industry. It has proven to be very useful for the agricultural industry. Magnesium chloride on the other hand also has a approximate pH of 6. It dissolves in water hence to give a very faint acidic solution.