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Describe the importance of the following : 1.limestone 2,.cement 3.plater of paris

Describe the importance of the following :
1.limestone
2,.cement
3.plater of paris

Grade:Upto college level

1 Answers

Aarti Gupta
askIITians Faculty 300 Points
7 years ago
1).Limestone- It is also known as marble and chalk.It is calcium carbonate(CaCO3).
Importance-
1.Used for preparation of lime and cement.
2.Used as flux during smelting of iron.Used in medicines and in tooth pastes.

2).Cement- it is an important building material used in different kind of construction works.
Importance-
1.Used in concrete and reinforced concrete.
2.Mixed with cement used in plastering.
3.Used in construction of tunnels,dams,roads,bridges etc.

3).Plaster of Paris-This is calcium sulphate hemihydrate.It is prepared by heating gypsum.
Importance-
1.Used for setting broken or fractured bones in the body.
2.For making statues,models and other decorative material.

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