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How many electrons does calcium have?

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Calcium has 20 electrons and 20 neutrons. Calcium, obtainable from items like limestone, chalk and marble, was first discovered in 1808 by Sir Humphrey Davy.

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The element of calcium is atomic number 20 on the periodic table and the symbol for it is Ca. It contains a silver color in its natural form. Calcium is naturally found in bones and shells. It is also used as an additive in many foods and beverages. Calcium has a melting point of 1542 degrees Fahrenheit and a boiling point of 2703 F. The name calcium was derived from the Latin word "calcis," which means lime.

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