Limestone

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Chemical Elements

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Limestone

.Calcium is a silvery to dull gray metal. It is a flammable and reactive substance.Carbon’s three most common forms are charcoal, graphite, and diamond. . Oxygen is a flammable, odorless and colorless gas.

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Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is made up of calcium, carbon, and oxygen. Limestone aka. calcium carbonate is solid at room temperature. There are several types of limestone, which can be of any color between white and black (even yellowish).

In nature-limestone forms stalctites and stalagmitesIn idustry-limestone is used in fertilizersIn medicine-limestone is not used in medicines

Limestone is mainly used in building material and sometimes in fertilizers. May famous monuments (the pyramids of Giza, the Colloseum) are made of limestone.

Ancient Romans mined for limestone in quarries.Ancient Egyptians made their pyramids from limestoneFossils are often found in blocks of limestone.

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