Slaked lime

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Hydrated lime prepared by soaking quicklime in water. See Calcium hydroxide.

Synonyms and Related Terms

calcium hydroxide; hydrated lime; slack lime; cal apagada (Port.)

Physical and Chemical Properties

  • Density = 1.3-1.4

Resources and Citations

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, Robert Weast (ed.), CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, v. 61, 1980 Comment: density=1.3-1.4