Calcium Hydroxide

AKA 'Slaked Lime'

Chemical Name : Calcium Hydroxide

Common Name : Slaked Lime

Chemical Formula : Ca(OH)2

Physical Properties

  • white or colorless
  • powder
  • odorless
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Uses

  • dentistry: cavities & root canals
  • construction: whitewash, mortar, plaster
  • hair: can relax thick curls, used in hair removal creams
  • soil: regulates acidic soils that are toxic

Other Facts

  • Health Risks: skin irritation, chemical burns, blindness, lung damage
  • Use In Food Industry: pickling, making corn tortillas