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Name the three compounds of calcium which are used in daily life and write one important use in each case.


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The three compounds of calcium and their uses are as follows:

   (i) Slaked lime [Calcium hydroxide, Ca(OH)2]  – used in manufacturing bleaching powder.

   (ii)   Bleaching powder [Calcium oxychloride,CaOCl2]  – used as bleaching agent in laundries.

   (iii)  Plaster of Paris [Calcium sulphate hemihydrate,Ca(SO)4.12 H2O ] – used in hospitals to plaster the fractured bones.

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