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calcium oxide n.
A white, caustic, lumpy powder used in analytical and manufacturing procedures, in glassmaking, in waste treatment, in insecticides, and as an industrial alkali. Also called lime3.
|calcium oxide |
A white solid compound that has a very high melting point and reacts with water to form calcium hydroxide. It is often prepared commercially by heating limestone. Calcium oxide is used as an alkali for treating acidic soils and in manufacturing steel, paper, and glass, and it is the main component of lime. Chemical formula: CaO.