Cerium Carbonate hydrate is a water insoluble Cerium source that can easily be converted to other Cerium compounds, such as the oxide by heating. Carbonate compounds also give off carbon dioxide when treated with dilute acids.
Molar mass：460.26 g/mol
Melting point：848 °C
Solubility in water：negligible
Cerium(III) carbonate hydrate is used to prepare cerium chloride and incandescent lamps.