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What are the uses of Plaster of Paris?

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Plaster of Paris (CaSO4.12H2O):

  • It is a white-colored powder compound.
  • It is chemically prepared via calcination of the gypsum (CaSO4.2H2O).

Uses of Plaster of Paris:

  • It is used to fix various gaps in the walls/roofs of buildings/houses.
  • It is used in making casting for several ornaments as well as decorative materials.
  • It is used in designing products for fire protection systems.
  • Used in hospitals for immobilizing the affected part in case of bone fracture or strain.
  • Used to fill small gaps on walls & roofs.

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