Heat of Vaporization of Calcium (Ca) + Description, Origin, Uses ...

Liquids need some energy or heat to transform into a gas, even Calcium. Ok, so what is the heat of vaporization of an atom of Ca?

Note: Learn more about the heat of vaporization here.

In the case of Calcium heat of vaporization is 153.60 kJ/mol. Now let's check some facts about Calcium that people don't know about...

Calcium Data

Calcium Heat of Vaporization

153.60 kJ/mol

Description

Fairly hard, silvery-white metal. Fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust (41,500 ppm). Occurs only in compounds.

Uses

Used by many forms of life to make shells and bones. Virtually no use for the pure metal, however two of its compounds are, lime (CaO) and gypsum (CaSO4), are in great demand by a number of industries.

Atomic Mass

40,078

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Sources

Obtained from minerals like chalk, limestone & marble. Pure metal is produced by replacing the calcium in lime (calcium carbonate, CaCO3) with aluminium in hot, low pressure retorts.

State at 20 °C

Solid

Atomic Symbol

Ca

Name Origin

Latin: calx, calcis (lime).

Atomic Number

20

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Discovery

Discovered By: Sir Humphrey Davy
Year: 1808
Location: England

Want to learn more details and data about Calcium (Ca)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

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