Gypsum

Found in sedimentary rock

Chemical formula



CaSO4•2(H2O)

Uses of gypsum

  • Manufacture of wallboard
  • soil conditioning
  • to create casts for broken bones

Physical/Chemical properties

  • can be white, clear, greenish white, yellowish white, or brown
  • Has a white streak
  • luster is pearly/shiny

Random Facts

  • Can be easily hydrated, or dehydrated
  • Gypsum has been discovered on mars, meaning there could be water on mars.
  • It is so soft you can scratch it with your fingernail
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