MAGNESIUM OXIDE LIGHT POWDER USP.
Magnesium oxide (MgO), or magnesia, is a white hygroscopic solid mineral that occurs naturally as periclase and is a source of magnesium (see also oxide). It has an empirical formula of MgO and consists of a lattice of Mg2+ ions and O2− ions held together by ionic bonding. Magnesium oxide light powder is a white, odorless, and tasteless powder that is commonly used in various industries such as construction, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals. It is known for its high melting point and excellent thermal conductivity, making it an ideal material for refractory bricks, furnace linings, and thermal insulation. In agriculture, it is used as a fertilizer and soil conditioner, while in pharmaceuticals, it is used as an antacid and laxative. Its versatility and effectiveness make it a popular choice for a wide range of applications.