Asked in Animal Life
Can Limestone be used for the smell of a decompostion of a dead animal?
Lime (quicklime) is made from limestone- but it is not the same thing. Agricultural lime is powdered limestone. Quicklime is limestone (calcium carbonate) that has been roasted and changed to Calcium Oxide. Slaked quicklime is quicklime that has had water added- Calcium hydroxide. Quicklime is used for odor control. ...
Asked in Middle Ages
What was Quicklime used for in Medieval Times?
Henry III was said to have used quicklime by having the throw it in the faces an invading French fleet. They quicklime was a powerful irritant and made it impossible for the French sailors to do their work. Quicklime is also said to have been used to ignite Greek fire. ...
Asked in Chemistry, Henry VIII, Periodic Table
What is quicklime?
Quicklime (Calcium Oxide) is an efficient scavenger of moisture in its dehydrated state. A material that is mostly calcium oxide (CaO) in natural association with a lesser amount of magnesium oxide. Quicklime is capable of combining with water to form hydrated lime. ...