|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-1||Clip|
| Density|| calcite 2710 aragonite 2830|| kgm-3||Clip|
| Melting Point || 1098 decomposes|| K||Clip|
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See also: Calcium, Carbon, Oxygen.