Calcium Sulfate - CaSO4

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Uses For Calcium Sulfate

Calcium Sulfate, also known as Plaster of Paris or gypsum, is most commonly used as a food additive or preservative. This chemical helps food preserve its original shape instead of becoming mushy in canned foods. CaSO4 is also used as a cement additive for its quick setting quality and how it keeps its shape instead of easily crumbling. The last most commonly known use for Calcium Sulfate is as a pigment. Without tampering, this chemical is a white or colorless substance so it is mixed with other paints to create the color white.

3 Physical Properties

It's melting point is at 2480 degrees Fahrenheit and molecular weight is 136.14 g. The vapor pressure for Calcium Sulfate is at 0 mmHg.

Extra Facts

The elements of Calcium Sulfate are calcium, sulfur, and oxygen and its compound type is inorganic salt. This chemical falls under the class of sulfates.