Calcium

Ca

Facts about Calcium

The symbol for calcium is Ca.

The atomic number for calcium is 20.

The mass number for calcium is 40.078.

The period number for calcium is 4.

The group number for calcium is 2.

The group name for calcium is Alkali Earth Metals.

Calcium is a solid.

Calcium is a metal.

3 Real World Uses of Calcium

Calcium is used is blackboard chalks that you can find in schools today. The chalk uses calcium sulfate which is also used in plaster of Paris.
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Calcium is also used in the cheese making process. Coagulated milk is a necessity for production. This is achieved by using calcium ions.
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Lastly calcium is used in the production of lime, mortar, limestone, cement, and in the glass industry used in a form called calcium carbonate.
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