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A White Chemical Compound Becomes Hard on Mixing with Proper Quantity of Water. It is Also Used in Surgery to Maintain Joints in a Fixed Position. Name the Chemical Compound. - Science

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ConceptChemicals from Common Salt - Plaster of Paris

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A white chemical compound becomes hard on mixing with proper quantity of water. It is also used in surgery to maintain joints in a fixed position. Name the chemical compound.

Solution

Plaster of Paris, or calcium sulphate hemi hydrate (CaSO4.1/2H2O), is a white compound that sets into a hard mass in about half an hour after wetting with water. This property of plaster of Paris is used in making casts for broken limbs in hospitals.

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Solution A White Chemical Compound Becomes Hard on Mixing with Proper Quantity of Water. It is Also Used in Surgery to Maintain Joints in a Fixed Position. Name the Chemical Compound. Concept: Chemicals from Common Salt - Plaster of Paris.
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