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
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ChemSpider 55431 N
ECHA InfoCard 100.030.741
EC Number 233-828-8
PubChem 61511
UNII I389H78514 N
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)
118 g/100 ml(10oC)
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 manganese dioxide 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 C N O FNO3 Ne
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 Xe(NO3)2
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 Nh Fl Mc Lv Ts Og
La Ce(NO3)3,
Pr Nd Pm Sm Eu Gd(NO3)3 Tb Dy Ho Er Tm Yb Lu
Ac Th Pa UO2(NO3)2 Np Pu Am Cm Bk Cf Es Fm Md No Lr