Manganese(II) nitrate

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Manganese(II) nitrate
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Systematic IUPAC name
Manganese(II) nitrate
Other names
Manganese dinitrate
10377-66-9 YesY
20694-39-7 (tetrahydrate) YesY
17141-63-8 (hexahydrate) N
EC number 233-828-8
PubChem 61511
UN number 2724
Molar mass 178.95 g/mol
Appearance white powder
Density 1.536 g/cm3
Melting point 37 °C (99 °F; 310 K)
Boiling point 100 °C (212 °F; 373 K)
Related compounds
Other anions
Manganese chloride
Other cations
Magnesium nitrate
Calcium nitrate
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Manganese(II) nitrate is an inorganic compound with formula Mn(NO3)2. Each formula unit is composed of one Mn2+ cation and two NO3 anions and varying amounts of water. Most common is the tetrahydrate Mn(NO3)2·4H2O, but mono- and hexahydrates are also known as well as the anhydrous compound. Some of these compounds are useful precursors to the oxides of manganese.[1]


Manganese(II) nitrate can be prepared by dissolving manganese(II) carbonate in dilute nitric acid:

MnCO3 + 2 HNO3 → Mn(NO3)2 + H2O + CO2

It can also be prepared from MnO2 and nitrogen dioxide.[1]


On heating to 300°C, aqueous solutions of manganese(II) nitrate thermally decompose to form MnO2 and NO2 as products. Upon further heating, the MnO2 loses oxygen to form Mn2O3 and eventually Mn3O4.


  1. ^ a b Arno H. Reidies, "Manganese Compounds" in Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry, 2002, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/14356007.a16_123
Salts and covalent derivatives of the Nitrate ion
LiNO3 Be(NO3)2 B(NO3)4 RONO2 NO3
NaNO3 Mg(NO3)2 Al(NO3)3 Si P S ClONO2 Ar
KNO3 Ca(NO3)2 Sc(NO3)3 Ti(NO3)4 VO(NO3)3 Cr(NO3)3 Mn(NO3)2 Fe(NO3)3 Co(NO3)2,
Ni(NO3)2 Cu(NO3)2 Zn(NO3)2 Ga(NO3)3 Ge As Se Br Kr
RbNO3 Sr(NO3)2 Y Zr(NO3)4 Nb Mo Tc Ru Rh Pd(NO3)2 AgNO3 Cd(NO3)2 In Sn Sb Te I XeFNO3
CsNO3 Ba(NO3)2   Hf Ta W Re Os Ir Pt Au Hg2(NO3)2,
Tl(NO3)3 Pb(NO3)2 Bi(NO3)3 Po At Rn
Fr Ra   Rf Db Sg Bh Hs Mt Ds Rg Cn Uut Fl Uup Lv Uus Uuo
La Ce(NO3)x Pr Nd Pm Sm Eu Gd Tb Dy Ho Er Tm Yb Lu
Ac Th Pa UO2(NO3)2 Np Pu Am Cm Bk Cf Es Fm Md No Lr