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Has the formula CaCO3
Calcium Carbonate
A rock mainly composed of calcium carbonate. Is often used as a building material
Limestone
One of the products made from the thermal decomposition of limestone
Calcium Oxide
The gas released during the thermal decompisition of limestone
Carbon Dioxide
The process by which a compound breaks down when heated. Carbonates are a good example of this forming an oxide and releasing carbon dioxide
Thermal decomposition
An alkali that is formed by reacting calcium oxide with water. This alkali is often used in the neutralisation of acids
Calcium Hydroxide
Used to test for carbon dioxide. It will go cloudy when CO2 is bubbled through it. This is beacuse it is a solution of Calcium Hydroxide which reacts with carbon dioxide to make calcium carbonate
Limewater
Made by heating limestone and clay
Cement
A building material made by mixing sand cement and agregate (small stones) and water
Concrete
A building materiak made by mixing cement sand and water
Mortar
A drawback of quarrying for limetsone that can affect health
Dust
A drawback of quarrying for limestone that can affect peaceful villages
Noise
A draw back of quarrying for limestone that can affect how busy rural villages are
Traffic
A draw back of quarrying for limestone that can affect an area of natural beauty
Landscape scars
A significant economic benefit of the exploitation of limestone
Job creation
An important reason for quarrying as without it it would be almost impossible to build modern structures
Essential building materials
A draw back of the manufactrue of cement and lime as CO2 has been linked to global warming
Release of CO2