According to Chemical Dictionary, the chemical formula for Milk of Magnesia is Mg(OH)2. It is also referred to as magnesium hydroxide, magnesium hydrate or magnesia magma.Know More
Milk of Magnesia is most commonly used as a laxative and as an antacid to neutralize stomach acid. This releases much of the body's potassium stores. Failure to replenish the lost potassium often leads to muscle cramping.
Milk of Magnesia can also be used as a bleaching solution to whiten clothes and as a non-antiperspirant deodorant.
Industrially, magnesium hydroxide is used as a non-hazardous alkali to neutralize acidic waste-water. It is also instrumental in growing new reefs called Seacrete or Biorock.Learn more about Acids & Bases
The recommended dosage for Milk of Magnesia is 1 to 2 teaspoons orally for use as an antacid, or 1 to 2 tablespoons orally for relief of constipation. Milk of Magnesia is an over-the-counter medication for adults and children 12 years and older, used to provide temporary relief for upset stomach, heartburn, acid indigestion and constipation.Full Answer >
The chemical formula for phosphoric acid is H3PO4, according to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. Phosphoric acid is also known as orthophosphoric acid. It has been used in fertilizers, dental cements, food flavorings and textiles.Full Answer >
The chemical formula for chlorous acid is HClO2. One molecule of chlorous acid contains one atom each of hydrogen and chlorine, as well as two atoms of oxygen.Full Answer >
Hydriodic acid is an aqueous solution of hydrogen iodide whose chemical formula is HI. It is formed when hydrogen iodide (colorless gas with a sharp odor) is dissolved in water to form a pale yellow solution, which is strong and highly corrosive.Full Answer >