Calx. Lime. CaO=55.87. Synonym. - Burned Lime.


Made by burning white marble, oyster shells, or the purest varieties of natural Calcium Carbonate, to expel Carbon Dioxide.


Hard white or grayish-white masses, which in contact with air gradually attract moisture and Carbon Dioxide, and fall into a white powder (slaked lime); odorless; of a sharp, caustic taste. Solubility. - In 750 parts of water; insoluble in Alcohol.