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A compound

Answer :

a. The compound which is prepared from gypsum which has the property of hardening when mixed with proper quantity of water is called plaster of Paris having the formula - CaSO4.H2O.

b. The chemical equation for the preparation of plaster of Paris is : -


CaSO4.2H2O CaSO4.H2O


Plaster of Paris is prepared by heating gypsum at 373K.


c. One of the important use of plaster of Paris is that it is used by doctors as a plaster for supporting fractured bones in the right position

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