Definition of Calcium sulfate

1. Noun. A white salt (CaSO4).

Exact synonyms: Calcium Sulphate
Specialized synonyms: Gypsum, Plaster, Plaster Of Paris
Generic synonyms: Salt

Definition of Calcium sulfate

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) The calcium salt of sulfuric acid, CaSO4, the hydrates of which are known as gypsum or plaster of Paris. ¹

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Medical Definition of Calcium sulfate

1. It exists in an anhydrous form and in various states of hydration: the hemihydrate is plaster of paris, the dihydrate is gypsum. It is used in building materials, as a desiccant, in dentistry as an impression material, cast, or die, and in medicine for immobilizing casts and as a tablet excipient. Pharmacological action: dental materials, excipient. Chemical name: Sulfuric acid, calcium salt (1:1) (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Calcium Sulfate

calcium oxide
calcium pantothenate
calcium phosphate
calcium phosphates
calcium propionate
calcium pump
calcium pyrophosphate
calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition disease
calcium radioisotopes
calcium rigor
calcium saccharate
calcium sign
calcium sorbate
calcium stearate
calcium sulfate (current term)
calcium sulfite
calcium sulphate
calcium trisodium pentetate
calcium tungstate

Literary usage of Calcium sulfate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"In the presence of a slight excess of sulfate ions, calcium sulfate is less soluble, but the behavior of calcium sulfate toward hydrogen ions is similar to ..."

2. Effects of the Eruptions of Mount St. Helens on Physical, Chemical, and by Douglas B. Lee (1998)
"The data of Wissmar and others ( 1982b) and Embrey and Dion (1988) indicate that Venus Lake water became a calcium-sulfate-chloride type after the eruption. ..."

3. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1922)
"GALLON Total solids 119.80 calcium sulfate 18.30 Magnesium sulfate 6.65 Sodium sulfate 6.25 Sodium chloride 2.04 Iron, alumina, and silica 82.78 Sulfuric ..."

4. The Journal of Analytical and Applied Chemistry by Edward Hart (1893)
"To come now to the acid calcium sulfate we find it stated in the text books, that it is prepared by dissolving calcium sulfate in hot sulfuric acid and ..."

5. The Farmstead: The Making of the Rural Home and the Lay-out of the Farm by Isaac Phillips Roberts (1900)
"calcium sulfate / Undetermined 9.52% Adulterated with calcium carbonate and ... Calcium carbonate is chalk or limestone, and calcium sulfate is plaster. IV. ..."

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