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calcination


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calcination  \Cal`ci*na"tion\  (k[a^]l`s[i^]*n[=a]"sh[u^]n),  n. 
  [F.  calcination.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calcination 
  n  :  the  conversion  of  metals  into  their  oxides  as  a  result  of 
  heating  to  a  high  temperature 




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