ATC Group: A02AA01 Magnesium carbonate

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Magnesium carbonate, MgCO3 (archaic name magnesia alba), is an inorganic salt. The most common magnesium carbonate forms are the anhydrous salt called magnesite (MgCO3) and the di, tri, and pentahydrates known as barringtonite (MgCO3ยท2 H2O), nesquehonite (MgCO3ยท3 H2O), and lansfordite (MgCO3ยท5 H2O), respectively. The primary use of magnesium carbonate is the production of magnesium oxide by calcining.