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Beryllium carbonate



Beryllium carbonate is a chemical compound with the chemical formula BeCO3. [1] The related basic beryllium carbonate has the formula BeCO3.Be(OH)2 (CAS 1319-43-3) and is the carbonate mixed with beryllium hydroxide. Both compounds are insoluble in hot (decompose) or cold water but soluble in acids or alkali. Beryllium carbonate is produced by adding a beryllium salt to a solution of ammonium carbonate. The compound is toxic, rats fed on it develop symptoms comparable to osteoporosis.

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  • The other carbonates:
H2CO3 He
Li2CO3 BeCO3 B C N O F Ne
Na2CO3 MgCO3 Al Si P S Cl Ar
K2CO3 CaCO3 Sc Ti V Cr MnCO3 FeCO3 CoCO3 NiCO3 CuCO3 ZnCO3 Ga Ge As Se Br Kr
Rb2CO3 SrCO3 Y Zr Nb Mo Tc Ru Rh Pd Ag2CO3 CdCO3 In Sn Sb Te CI Xe
Cs2CO3 BaCO3 Hf Ta W Re Os Ir Pt Au Hg Tl Pb2CO3 Bi Po At Rn
Fr Ra Rf Db Sg Bh Hs Mt Ds Rg Uub Uut Uuq Uup Uuh Uus Uuo
La2CO3 Ce Pr Nd Pm Sm Eu Gd Tb Dy Ho Er Tm Yb Lu
Ac Th2CO3 Pa U Np Pu Am Cm Bk Cf Es Fm Md No Lr



References

  1. ^ Public Health Goal for Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Drinking Water Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment California Environmental Protection Agency September 2003 http://www.oehha.ca.gov/water/phg/pdf/BePHG92303.pdf
 
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