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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
  ICSD 75785
  PDF 37-1497

Lime Crystallography

Help on Cell Dimensions: Cell Dimensions: a = 4.797, Z = 4; V = 110.38 Den(Calc)= 3.37
Help on Crystal System: Crystal System: Isometric - Hexoctahedral H-M Symbol (4/m 3 2/m) Space Group: F m3m
Help on X Ray Diffraction: X Ray Diffraction: By Intensity(I/Io): 2.405(1), 1.701(0.45), 2.778(0.34),

Physical Properties of Lime

Help on Color: Color: White.
Help on Density: Density: 3.345
Help on Hardness: Hardness: 3.5 - Copper Penny

Optical Properties of Lime

Help on Gladstone-Dale: Gladstone-Dale: CI meas= -0.193 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDmeas/KC)
CI calc= -0.184 (Poor) - where the CI = (1-KPDcalc/KC)
KPDcalc= 0.2487,KPDmeas= 0.2505,KC= 0.21
Ncalc = 1.7 - 1.71
Help on Optical Data: Optical Data: Isotropic, n=1.838.

Calculated Properties of Lime

Help on Electron Density: Electron Density: Bulk Density (Electron Density)=3.37 gm/cc
note: Specific Gravity of Lime =3.37 gm/cc.
Help on Fermion Index: Fermion Index: Fermion Index = 0.001101781
Boson Index = 0.998898219
Help on Photoelectric: Photoelectric: PELime = 8.75 barns/electron
U=PELime x rElectron Density= 29.44 barns/cc.
Help on Radioactivity: Radioactivity: GRapi = 0 (Gamma Ray American Petroleum Institute Units)
Lime is Not Radioactive

Lime Classification

Help on  Dana Class: Dana Class: (04)Simple Oxides
  (04.02)with a cation charge of 2+ (A++ O)
  (04.02.01)Periclase group (Isometric, Fm3m) Periclase MgO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Bunsenite NiO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Manganosite MnO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Monteponite CdO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Lime CaO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Wustite FeO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m Hongquiite* TiO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
Help on  Strunz Class: Strunz Class: 04.AB.25 04 - OXIDES (Hydroxides, V[5,6] vanadates, arsenites, antimonites, bismuthites, sulfites, selenites, tellurites, iodate
  04.A - Metal:Oxygen = 2.1 and 1:1
  04.AB -M:O = 1:1 (and up to 1:1.25); with small to medium-sized cations only
04.AB.25 Bunsenite NiO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
04.AB.25 Lime CaO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
04.AB.25 Monteponite CdO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
04.AB.25 Manganosite MnO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
04.AB.25 Periclase MgO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m
04.AB.25 Wustite FeO F m3m 4/m 3 2/m

Other Lime Information

Help on References: References: NAME( AntBidBlaNic3) PHYS. PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990) OPTIC PROP.(Enc. of Minerals,2nd ed.,1990)
Help on See Also: See Also: Links to other databases for Lime :
1 - Am. Min. Crystal Structure Database
2 - Athena
3 - GeoScienceWorld
4 - Google Images
5 - Google Scholar
6 - Handbook of Mineralogy (MinSocAm)
7 - Handbook of Mineralogy (UofA)
8 - MinDAT
9 - Mineralienatlas (Deutsch)
10 - Online Mineral Museum
11 - QUT Mineral Atlas
12 - Ruff.Info
13 - University of Colorado - Mineral Structure Data

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