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what is the structure of colemanite?how many water molecules does the compound have outside its big ring?

what is the structure of colemanite?how many water molecules does the compound have outside its big ring?
 

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Vikas TU
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5 years ago
Colemanite (CaB3O4(OH)3·H2O) is a borate mineral found in evaporite stores of antacid lacustrine situations. Colemanite is an optional mineral that structures by modification of borax and ulexite. 
It has 8 water atoms joined to its ring. 

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