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n. - A white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide.

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  • Water acts upon lime with the evolution of a great deal of heat, -- hence the name quicklime, or live lime, -- the process being called slaking.
  • Water flows into a sealed inner cone filled with quicklime, which is mostly calcium oxide.
  • San Jose, California (PRWEB) February 15, 2010 -- Lime, usually referred to as quicklime, is a derivative of limestone.
  • This leaves only calcium oxide CaO, known as quicklime, the proportion of which determines the quality of the final product. for more
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