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Postby alanaarchbold » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:00 pm

why is calcium oxide called quicklime and calcium hydroxide called slaked lime

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Re: calcium

Postby Hanlin Zhu 4G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:04 pm

Maybe calcium oxide is called a "quicklime" just because it is very reactive.

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Re: calcium

Postby Alexa_Henrie_1I » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:13 pm

Yes, quick means "active" and slake means to hydrate. This makes sense because calcium hydroxide is formed by mixing calcium oxide with water.

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