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brucite

[broo-sahyt] /ˈbru saɪt/
noun
1.
a mineral, magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH) 2 , occurring in tabular, foliated crystals: used in magnesia refractories.
Origin of brucite
1865-1870
1865-70; named after A. Bruce (1777-1818), American mineralogist; see -ite1
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  • Another mineral that precipitates in the chimney walls, brucite, dissolves away as the chimneys interact with seawater.
  • These policies also are designed such as wollastonite, dolomite, and brucite.

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