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Calcium

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Calcium

A white, lustrous metal, having a slight yellow tinge. Has a strong affinity for oxygen, becoming coated with an oxide film when exposed to air. Decomposes water with the evolution of hydrogen and formation of calcium hydroxide. In general properties, calcium closely resembles barium and strontium. When heated in nitrogen forms calcium nitride. Calcium metal is fairly soft and malleable. Usually preserved under oil or naphtha.
Calcium metal can be made to form alloys with aluminium, lead, antimony, sodium, potassium and zinc, as well as several amalgams with mercury.



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