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Formula for Epsom Salt, Magnesium Sulfate

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Epsom salt is a form of magnesium sulfate that is used for a variety of medical purposes.

What is the chemical formula of Epsom salt?

A

$\text{MgSO}_{4}$

B

$\text{MgS}$

C

$\text{Mg}_{2}(\text{SO}_{4})_{2}$

D

$\text{Mg}_{2} \text{S}_{2}$

E

$\text{Mg} (\text{SO}_{4})_{2}$

F

$\text{Mg} \text{S}_{2}$

G

$\text{Mg}_{2} \text{SO}_{4}$

H

$\text{Mg}_{2} \text{S}$