Calcium Hydroxide Smore Assignment

by: Malik J. Stevenson

Common names and Formula

Common names for Calcium Hydroxide include Plaster, milk of lime, slaked lime, etc. Its chemical formula is Ca(OH)2.

Explaining Calcium Hydroxide

Calcium Hydroxide can be used in whitewash, mortar, and plaster. Calcium Hydroxide is a white powder. It reacts to acid and releases Carbon dioxide gas. When it is heated, it turns into calcium oxide. Calcium hydroxide is used a lot by dentists in their dental formulations for root canal procedures.

Fun Facts

- It's cheap and it's produced on a large scale

- Often used in the food industry because of its very low toxicity

- Big part in the separation of sugar from the cane