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Lime Mineral Data

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General Lime Information

Help on Chemical  Formula: Chemical Formula: CaO
Help on Composition: Composition: Molecular Weight = 56.08 gm
   Calcium  71.47 %  Ca  100.00 % CaO
   Oxygen   28.53 %  O
           ______        ______ 
           100.00 %      100.00 % = TOTAL OXIDE
Help on Empirical Formula: Empirical Formula: CaO
Help on Environment: Environment: Thermally metamorphosed calcareous ejecta.
Help on IMA Status: IMA Status: Valid Species (Pre-IMA) 1935
Help on Locality: Locality: Vesuvius, Campania, Italy Link to MinDat.org Location Data.
Help on Name Origin: Name Origin: Named from the Old English, quicklime.
Help on Name Pronunciation: Name Pronunciation: Lime Say LIME
Help on Synonym: Synonym: Calcium Oxide
  Chaux
  ICSD 75785
  PDF 37-1497