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  • In this activity, students view the interactive Calcination lime from limestone, which shows the industrial processing of limestone into lime, and use the information to complete a matching activity.

    By the end of this activity, students should be able to:

    • describe the effect of heat on limestone
    • define the term ‘calcination’
    • outline the main process steps in the production of lime from limestone
    • recall the meanings of the terms ‘exothermic’ and ‘endothermic
    • write word and symbol equations for the main chemical reactions occurring
    • distinguish between the terms ‘limestone’, ‘lime’ and ‘slaked lime

    Download the Word file (see link below) for:

    • introduction/background notes
    • what you need
    • what to do
    • student handouts.
      Published 20 August 2012 Referencing Hub articles
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