HHomeBackground Color:He
LiBeCalcium Main PageBlack White GrayBCNOFNe
NaMgCalcium Pictures PageAlSiPSClAr
KCaCalcium Technical DataScTiVCrMnFeCoNiCuZnGaGeAsSeBrKr

10 grams under oil.
An example of the element Calcium

Sample Image    |    QuickTimeVR Rotation
Calcium 10 grams under oil
10 grams under oil.
I'm hoping to get some really shiny crystalline calcium under argon soon, but this bottle has the advantage of being opened already, so if I want to do any experiments with the calcium, I can get to it without having to break a glass tube. Calcium is fairly reactive in air, so this bottle is filled with mineral oil, which has preserved a fairly clean surface on these metal chips.
When I hear the word "calcium" I, and probably a lot of people, think of a chalky powder, like a calcium supplement pill. But that's a salt, like calcium carbonate (which is, in fact, chalk). Pure calcium really is a metal, lustrous, malleable, the works.
Source: eBay seller flabster
Contributor: Theodore Gray
Acquired: 3 January, 2003
Price: $10.50
Size: 1"
Purity: >99%
The Elements book Mad Science book Periodic Table Poster  Click here to buy a book, photographic periodic table poster, card deck, or 3D print based on the images you see here!