magnesium chloride


Definition of magnesium chloride

: a bitter deliquescent salt MgCl2 used especially as a source of magnesium metal

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Recent Examples on the Web Road crews are working to clear the snow, using a combination of salt, sand and magnesium chloride, according to Oregon Department of Transportation spokesperson Shelley Snow. oregonlive, "Winter storm to continue through Sunday morning; more snow, ice expected," 13 Feb. 2021 The mine also expected to extract salt and magnesium chloride. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Big Utah potash project collapses for lack of investors," 11 Oct. 2020 More than 1,000 Amazon reviewers opt to use this ice melt from Green Gobbler, which uses pet-safe magnesium chloride to melt ice. Courtney Campbell, USA TODAY, "10 winter essentials to buy now before they sell out," 5 Oct. 2020 The element appears to be the only ‘basic’ material of which the supply is inexhaustible: one cubic mile of sea water contains 9.2 billion pounds of metal in the form of magnesium chloride. Scientific American, "Future Cars Will be Made of Magnesium," 7 Aug. 2020 Customs and Border Protection did not confirm this, but the Dunns said their livestock have been licking the roads; magnesium chloride has a salty taste. Erin Stone, azcentral, "Concerns grow that Trump's wall will damage rivers, wildlife habitat on Arizona border," 3 Feb. 2020 The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said Tuesday that crews were pretreating roads with brine and magnesium chloride and planning the deployment of spreaders, plows, and maintenance equipment. Sean Smyth,, "Wednesday’s nor’easter could bring 6 to 10 inches of snow to Boston," 20 Mar. 2018 Transportation Bureau Director Leah Treat said the city's use of salt earlier in the week, its first of the season, had proven to be more effective than its other preferred deicer, liquid magnesium chloride. Elliot Njus,, "Portland officials declare 'parking amnesty,' urge patience as snow threatens evening commute," 20 Feb. 2018 As temperatures dropped, Perez said crews mixed in magnesium chloride, via a product called MD-20 that is combined with the rock aggregate to speed the de-icing of roads. Dug Begley, Houston Chronicle, "Icy patches slow commutes but keep road crews busy," 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of magnesium chloride

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Magnesium chloride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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Medical Definition of magnesium chloride

: a bitter crystalline salt MgCl2 used especially to replenish body electrolytes

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