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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
  
Another name for [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=calcium oxide calcium oxide]. Quicklime is prepared by calcining [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=limestone limestone] in a kiln at about 500 C. Quicklime is a white amorphous powder. It may contain small amounts of silica, iron, magnesium, and/or aluminum oxides. [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=Oyster shell Oyster shells] have been used to make a very pure quicklime. Once water is added, quicklime becomes [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=slaked lime slaked lime].  
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Another name for [[calcium%20oxide|calcium oxide]]. Quicklime is prepared by calcining [[limestone|limestone]] in a kiln at about 500 C. Quicklime is a white amorphous powder. It may contain small amounts of silica, iron, magnesium, and/or aluminum oxides. [[Oyster%20shell|Oyster shells]] have been used to make a very pure quicklime. Once water is added, quicklime becomes [[slaked%20lime|slaked lime]].  
  
See also [http://cameo.mfa.org/materials/fullrecord.asp?name=lime lime].
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See also [[lime|lime]].
  
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
 
== Synonyms and Related Terms ==
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chaux vive (Fr.); cal viva (Port.); calcium oxide; lime; caustic lime
 
chaux vive (Fr.); cal viva (Port.); calcium oxide; lime; caustic lime
  
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==Physical and Chemical Properties==
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* Density = 3.2 g/ml
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== Authority ==
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== Resources and Citations ==
  
* R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, ''Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia'', Dover Publications, New York, 1966
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* R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, ''Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia'', Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  
* R. Mayer, R. Mayer, ''The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques'', Viking Press, New York, 1981
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* R. Mayer, ''The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques'', Viking Press, New York, 1981
  
* G.S.Brady, G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 453
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* G.S.Brady, ''Materials Handbook'', McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971  Comment: p. 453
  
* Ralph Mayer, Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
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* Ralph Mayer, ''A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques'', Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  
* Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
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* Richard S. Lewis, ''Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary'', Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
 
* ''Dictionary of Building Preservation'', Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

Latest revision as of 13:00, 27 September 2022

Description

Another name for Calcium oxide. Quicklime is prepared by calcining Limestone in a kiln at about 500 C. Quicklime is a white amorphous powder. It may contain small amounts of silica, iron, magnesium, and/or aluminum oxides. Oyster shells have been used to make a very pure quicklime. Once water is added, quicklime becomes Slaked lime.

See also Lime.

Synonyms and Related Terms

chaux vive (Fr.); cal viva (Port.); calcium oxide; lime; caustic lime

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Density = 3.2 g/ml

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • R. Mayer, The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques, Viking Press, New York, 1981
  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 453
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996

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