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A compound which is prepared from gypsum has the property of hardening when mixed with a proper quantity of water. Identify the compound. Write the

chemical equation for its preparation. For what purpose is it used in hospitals?


Plaster of paris. It is prepared by heating gypsum
CaSO4.2H2O(gypsum)--------(heating)---------CaSO4.1/2H2O(plaster of paris)

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