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CaO is the chemical formula for lime, which is also called calcium oxide. Calcium oxide is produced from minerals like limestone through a heating process that removes carbon dioxide. More »

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The chemical formula for soda lime is CaHNaO2. Soda lime contains one atom of calcium, one atom of hydrogen, one atom of sodium and two atoms of oxygen. More »

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The chemical formula for most glass is SiO2. Commonly referred to as sand, it's the main ingredient in the most common forms of glass. More »

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The most common chemical formulas for chalk are CaCO3 (calcium carbonate) and CaO (calcium oxide). Chalk is a soft, porous sedimentary rock that is a form of limestone and is mainly composed of calcite (calcium carbonate... More »

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Chromium (II) iodide has a molecular formula of CrI2 and is a long-lived, electronically neutral reagent chemical. It is a grey powder with a molecular mass of 305.80 grams and a melting point of 856 degrees Celsius. More »

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Often misused or misunderstood, most basically a phosphate is a polyatomic ion with the molecular formula O4P-3; what this means in terms of chemical composition is that a central phosphorus atom is surrounded by 4 oxyge... More »

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The general chemical formula for paraffin wax is CnH2n+2, where "n" has an average value between 20 and 30. Paraffin wax is a type of hydrocarbon known as an "alkane." More »

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