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What is the chemical formula of asbestos?

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January 13, 2009 8:31AM

It depends on the type: Chrysotile (White), Mg3(Si2O5)(OH)4 Amosite/Grunerite (Brown) Fe7Si8O22(OH)2

Crocidolite (Blue) Na2(Fe,Mg)5Si8O22(OH)2