# How is potassium chloride extracted from Carnallite?

## Question:

How is potassium chloride extracted from Carnallite?

## Carnallite:

Carnallite is a mineral which is composed of hydrated molecules of potassium magnesium chloride which have a molecular formula {eq}{\rm{KMgC}}{{\rm{l}}_{\rm{3}}}{\rm{.6}}{{\rm{H}}_{\rm{2}}}{\rm{O}} {/eq} . Since it is a highly deliquescent mineral, it is generally stored inside airtight containers.