Calcium Sulfate - CaSO4
Plaster of Paris
Calcium Sulfate can be used to make casts because of its quick setting and its only slightly soluble to water.
Another use for calcium sulfate is in making sculptures.
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.