Calcium Oxide – Quicklime – 400 g
Chemical formula: CaO
Synonyms: Oxide of calcium, burnt lime, unslaked lime
Amount: 400 g
Appearance and odour: off white lumps, 3 to 10 mm in size, without appreciable odour
Packaging: professional wide necked, white HDPE bottle with blue conical seal cap and tamper ring. Labelled. Bottle and cap are UN approved and reusable.
Description and uses: calcium oxide is a very strong alkali that unites with water to form Ca(OH)2 (slaked lime) with great evolution of heat.
Industrially it is used as a flux in metallurgy.
In aluminothermy (‘Thermite’) it can be used to replace Fluorite (CaF2) because of the formation of low melting calcium aluminates, thereby reducing melt viscosity and improving metal yield.
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