Calcium Hydroxide

By: Del'Quan Clark

Common Name

Milk of lime


Slaked lime

Chemical Formula


3 Uses for Calcium Hydroxide

  • Add water and a vigorous exothermic reaction takes place. ...
  • Calcium hydroxide is soluble in water and forms a solution known as limewater which is used to test for carbon dioxide.
  • Calcium oxide, calcium hydroxide and calcium carbonate can be used to neutralise soil acidity.

3 Physical or Chemical Properties of Calcium Hydrogen

Physical State- white crystals or power, odorless

Melting Point- 580 C

Flash Point- Not Considered to be a fire hazard