Calcium Hydroxide (Lime)

Calcium hydroxide, commonly known as lime, is a white, crystalline powder with the chemical formula Ca(OH)₂. It is produced by adding water to calcium oxide (quicklime), a process known as slaking. Calcium hydroxide has numerous applications across various industries.

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Calcium hydroxide, commonly known as lime, is a white, crystalline powder with the chemical formula Ca(OH)₂. It is produced by adding water to calcium oxide (quicklime), a process known as slaking. Calcium hydroxide has numerous applications across various industries. In agriculture, it is utilized to amend soil pH, providing a source of calcium for plants. In construction, it is a key component in the preparation of mortar and plaster. Known for its antimicrobial properties, calcium hydroxide is used in the food industry for pickling and to preserve certain fruits. Additionally, it plays a role in water and wastewater treatment, helping to neutralize acidity and remove impurities. The compound’s versatility, spanning agriculture, construction, food, and environmental applications, underscores its importance in diverse sectors.

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