A very light, odourless powder
with a slight alkaline taste. Almost insoluble in water. Insoluble in alchohol.
Soluble in dilute acids. On exposure to air it rapidly absorbs moisture
and carbon dioxide. It forms a gelationous mass on standing for about 30
mins with 15 times its weight of water.
|1.||Magnesium (as Mgo) present||-||97%|
|2.||Loss of ignition||-||3 to 6% (Max.)|
|3.||Bulk Density||-||147 G/lit.|
|4.||Sieve analysis||-||300 mesh (or agreed as)|
|5.||Calcium (as Cao)||-||0.5%|