Definition of calcium carbonate in English:

calcium carbonate

Line breaks: cal|cium car¦bon|ate

noun

[mass noun]
  • A white insoluble solid occurring naturally as chalk, limestone, marble, and calcite, and forming mollusc shells and stony corals.
    • Chemical formula: CaCO3
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    • 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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