Definition of calcium carbonate in English:

calcium carbonate

Syllabification: cal·ci·um car·bon·ate

noun

A white, insoluble solid occurring naturally as chalk, limestone, marble, and calcite, and forming mollusk shells and stony corals.
  • Chemical formula: CaCO3
More example sentences
  • When water becomes supersaturated in dissolved calcium carbonate, solid calcium carbonate can grow by precipitation from the water.
  • Insoluble calcium carbonate is basically chalk.
  • When you make cement you make calcium oxide which can react with carbon dioxide and make calcium carbonate.

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