Limestone (Fact and Recall)

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  • Created on: 14-01-16 21:20
What is the chemical name for limestone?
Calcium carbonate
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What is the name for the reaction when limestone is heated?
Thermal decomposition
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What are the 2 products of heating limestone?
Calcium oxide + carbon dioxide
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Give 5 carbonates which also decompose.
MgCO3, CuCO3, ZnCO3, CaCO3, Na2CO3
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What are 3 advantages of quarrying limestone?
Quarries create jobs locally for quarry workers and contractors. Better roads will be built to cope with traffic for the quarry, which will benefit everyone in the local area. Quarry workers will provide business in the local community.
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What is calcium oxide used for?
Neutralising acid
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What is another name for calcium oxide?
Quicklime
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What do you get when you react calcium oxide with water?
Calcium Hydroxide/Slaked Lime
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What will you see happening to limewater when carbon dioxide is bubbled through it?
It turns cloudy
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What is formed when carbonates react with acid?
A salt, carbon dioxide and water
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How do we make cement?
Heat limestone and clay in a rotary kiln.
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How do we make mortar?
Cement and sand mixed with water.
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How do we make concrete?
Cement, sand and aggregate mixed together with water.
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What are 3 disadvantages of quarrying limestone?
Quarries destroy the natural habitats of birds and animals. Increased traffic pollution caused by travellers to and from the site. Noise pollution caused by machinery and large vehicles
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