calcium oxide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n calcium oxide a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide
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Usage

In literature:

The oxide of a certain metal, called calcium.
"Madam How and Lady Why or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children" by Charles Kingsley
Lime (calcium oxide) fuses only at the highest heat of the electric furnace, but it breaks down into dust.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
Wood ashes are also a good source of lime, being about one-third calcium oxide.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
In what respects does aluminium oxide differ from calcium oxide in properties?
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Gas lime contains on an average 40% of calcium oxide, and usually a small percentage of nitrogen.
"Right Use of Lime in Soil Improvement" by Alva Agee
Lime, then, is simply oxide of calcium.
"Nature's Miracles, Volume 1" by Elisha Gray
Take, for instance, the dissociation of calcium carbonate into calcium oxide and carbon dioxide.
"The Phase Rule and Its Applications" by Alexander Findlay
This calcium oxide, commonly known as "quick lime," is the substance desired in clarification.
"The Philippine Agricultural Review" by Various
We still use the old familiar purifying agents, iron oxide, lime and nascent calcium.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various
Calcium oxide is also good but zinc oxide must be used sparingly as it is apt to suffer if overfired.
"The Potter's Craft" by Charles F. Binns
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In science:

Volterra, Prostaglandins stimulate calcium-dependent glutamate release in astrocytes, Nature 391 (1998) 281-285. E. Candelario-Jalil, H.H. Ajamieh, S. Sam, G. Martínez, O.S. León, Nimesulide limits kainate-induced oxidative damage in the rat hippocampus, Eur. J.
The highly selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor DFU is neuroprotective when given several hours after transient cerebral ischemia in gerbils
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