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Empirical formula: Ca(CO3)
a: 4.988 Å
b: 4.988 Å
c: 17.068 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 120.00 °
Volume: 367.76 Å3
Space group: R-3c
Color: colorless
Formula weight: 100.087 g/mole
Common name: Calcite
Short description: Calcite is the most common form of calcium carbonate.
Keyword: limestone
Keyword: marble
Keyword: Iceland Spar
Keyword: optical
Keyword: Mineral
Layman's explanation: Calcite is an essential mineral in limestone and marble which are used in the building, steel, chemical, and glass industries. It is found in abundance on the earth. Calcite was first produced in translucent ("Iceland Spar") form in the seventeenth century for optical uses. In 1928, William Nicol used it for Polaroid Sunglasses in an effort to deflect the sunlight. Today, calcite has a large number of uses: optical and crystallography research; as a component of animal feed, antacids, statues, and dough strengthener; in the production of paper and photography; and to make mortar, cement, concrete and asphalt.
IUPAC name: Calcium Carbonate
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Obtained from the Inorganic Crystal Structure Database
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50106.crt 50106.ort 50106.pdb 50106.sdt 50106.tab

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