Where is calcium hydroxide found?


Where is calcium hydroxide found?

Calcium Hydroxide:

Calcium hydroxide, {eq}Ca(OH)_{2} {/eq}, is a strong base; however, it has low solubility in water. Widely used in whitening applications (paper, sugar), waste water treatments (adjusting pH), building industry (component of mortars).

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Calcium hydroxide, {eq}Ca(OH)_{2} {/eq}, also known as caustic lime, is not found in nature, as it reacts with carbon dioxide over time:


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Acids and Bases


Chapter 2 / Lesson 10

Acids are substances that contribute molecules, while bases are substances that can accept them. Learn how to define acids and bases, explore the pH scale, and discover how to find pH values.

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