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What is the solubility of calcium hydroxide?

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Calcium hydroxide, often referred to as slaked lime, is an inorganic compound that is soluble in water. At 0 degrees Celsius, 0.189 gram of calcium hydroxide dissolves in 100 milliliters of water. Calcium hydroxide is also soluble in acids and glycerol but is insoluble in alcohol.

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At room temperature, calcium hydroxide is a white crystalline powder. As temperature increases, it becomes less soluble in water. At 20 degrees Celsius, 0.173 gram of calcium hydroxide dissolves in 100 milliliters of water, while at 100 degrees Celsius, 0.066 gram of calcium hydroxide dissolves in 100 milliliters of water.

The molecular formula of calcium hydroxide is Ca(OH)2.

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