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Gypsum is added to cement clinker to A. Increase the tensile strength of the cement B. Bind the participles of calcium silicate C. Decrease the rate of setting of cement D. Facilitate the formation of colloidal gel

Gypsum is added to cement clinker to 

A. Increase the tensile strength of the cement 


B. Bind the participles of calcium silicate 


C. Decrease the rate of setting of cement 


D. Facilitate the formation of colloidal gel

Grade:upto college level

6 Answers

Devank Tyagi
18 Points
7 years ago

C. Decrease the rate of setting of cement.

VEERU YERRAYYA
45 Points
7 years ago

A. Increase the tensile strength of the cement

debjit das
18 Points
7 years ago
A
Keerthi Raj
39 Points
7 years ago

C. Decrease the rate of setting of cement 

sthita nayak
18 Points
7 years ago

answer is c.

gypsum is added to decrease the rate of setting of cement or what we call to prevent the "flash setting of cement".The reaction of tricalcium silicate with cement is very fast due to its high rate of hydration which may lead to immediate settting of cement if gypsum is not added.

prince parihar
16 Points
7 years ago

option "A" increase the tensile strength of the cement

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