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Calcium Oxide (CaO). Also called 'burnt lime',a reference to its manufacture. Made from heating crushed limestone (Calcium Carbonate) at high temperatures. A saturated solution of unslaked lime has an exceedingly alkaline pH of 12.454 .

Synonyms: lime, lime water, Unslaked Lime, unquenched lyme, unquenched lime, unsleakt, unsleckt lime