Calcium Carbonate

Photograph of Calcite courtesy of Mineralite
A white insoluble solid, occuring naturally as chalk, limestone, marble and calcite.

Chalk cliffs at Seafood in Sussex.
A vast store of calcium carbonate (chalk) built up over a long period of time.


Also known as
Aerated Lime, Aragonite, Calcite, Calx Aerata, Carbonate of Lime, Chalk, Iceland Spar, Limestone, Magistery of Coral, Marble, Mild Calcareous Earth, Salt of Lime

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 100.09 gmol-1Clip
Density calcite 2710 aragonite 2830 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 1098 decomposes KClip
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See also: Calcium, Carbon, Oxygen.

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Subjects: Chemistry