Cobalt carbonate is a mineral compound with the chemical formula of CoCO3 and is pink in color. It is prepared by combining solutions cobalt sulfate and Sodium Bicarbonate. It is soluble in inorganic acid and liquid ammonia, insoluble in cool water, and decompose in hot water.
- Used for the preparation of cobalt chloride, cobalt sulfate, cobalt oxide, and metal cobalt
- Mineral pigments used in glass and ceramic
- Coloration of porcelain
- Manufacture of catalysts and coatings
- Used in food industry