Magnesium carbonate vs. oxide: One big difference

Monday 21st July 2014

Here is a screenshot of side-by-side recipes in my account at It takes 120 mag carb to source the same amount of MgO as 50 mag ox. I just made the two recipes, went into calculation mode and kept bumping up the magcarb by 5 until the chemistry was the same. Note the LOI of the magcarb version is 40. This one would certainly crawl very badly.

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Magnesium Oxide, Light Magnesium Carbonate, LOI, 200C-Decarbonation

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