Definitions for kainiteˈkaɪ naɪt, ˈkeɪ-
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a white mineral consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride; a source of potassium salts; used as a fertilizer
A saline evaporite, consisting of magnesium sulphate and potassium chloride with the chemical formula MgSOu00B7KClu00B73HO, found in German salt mines.
a compound salt consisting chiefly of potassium chloride and magnesium sulphate, occurring at the Stassfurt salt mines in Prussian Saxony
Origin: [Gr. recent.]
Kainite is a mineral salt that consists of potassium chloride and magnesium sulfate and is used as a fertilizer. This mineral is dull and soft, is colored white through yellow to red and is found in the Stassfurt salt mines in Saxony, Germany. It is a natural salt occurring in irregular granular masses, and is used as a source of potassium and magnesium compounds.
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