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RE: The other Mrs Sforza...

Calcium-acetate has many useful applications:
in medicine for reducing phosphates
in cosmetics
in art: gives a wonderful blue with copper.
for farming: testing the earth quality
and for further info:

Physical data
Appearance: white crystals or powder 
Melting point: 
Boiling point: 
Vapour density: 
Vapour pressure: 
Density (g cm-3): 1.5 
Flash point: 
Explosion limits: 
Autoignition temperature: 
Water solubility: appreciable

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Greg Ewing 
	Sent:	Friday, February 08, 2002 1:06 AM
	To:	voynich@xxxxxxxx
	Subject:	Re: The other Mrs Sforza...

	steve ekwall <ekwall2@xxxxxxxx>:

	> "mortar/pestle'd EGG shell dust powder, it IS
	> reactive at this stage with "vinegar" as well as uric acids.

	> I'm NOT a chemist, so I don't know what IT makes

	Dredging up high school chemistry:

	calcium carbonate + acetic acid -> calcium acetate + CO2 + H20

	or something like that? I don't think I've ever seen calcium
	acetate, but I can imagine it being brown and insoluble.

	Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept,
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