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Calcination   Listen
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Calcination  n.  
1.
(Chem.) The act or process of disintegrating a substance, or rendering it friable by the action of heat, esp. by the expulsion of some volatile matter, as when carbonic and acid is expelled from carbonate of calcium in the burning of limestone in order to make lime.
2.
The act or process of reducing a metal to an oxide or metallic calx; oxidation.






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"Calcination" Quotes from Famous Books



... calefaction^, tepefaction^, torrefaction^; melting, fusion; liquefaction &c 335; burning &c v.; ambustion^, combustion; incension^, accension^; concremation^, cremation; scorification^; cautery, cauterization; ustulation^, calcination; cracking, refining; incineration, cineration^; carbonization; cupellation [Chem]. ignition, inflammation, adustion^, flagration^; deflagration, conflagration; empyrosis^, incendiarism; arson; auto dafe [Fr.]. boiling &c v.; ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... a life do I lead with my master; nothing but blowing of bellowes, beating of spirits, and scraping of croslets! It is a very secret science, for none almost can understand the language of it. Sublimation, almigation, calcination, rubification, albification, and fermentation; with as many termes unpossible to be uttered as the arte ...
— Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists • Washington Irving

... "Bath" is, on the other hand, the surrounding vessel, water bath. Arnold (Ros., I, 9): "The true beginning, therefore, is the dissolution and solution of the stone." Fire can also cause a dissolution, either by fusion or by a trituration that is similar to calcination. They are all processes that put the substances in question into its purest or chemically ...
— Hidden Symbolism of Alchemy and the Occult Arts • Herbert Silberer

... finely pulverized product resulting from the calcination to incipient fusion of an intimate mixture of properly proportioned argillaceous and calcareous materials and to which no addition greater than 3 per cent has been made subsequent ...
— Love Conquers All • Robert C. Benchley



Words linked to "Calcination" :   oxidisation, oxidation, calcine, oxidization



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