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Bordeaux Mixture and Slaked lime?

Zone Amersham, Bucks UK | Anonymous added on February 14, 2020 | Answered

A bit confused. In your recipe for Bordeaux Mixture you state "Slaked lime is calcium oxide, and once introduced to water, it becomes calcium hydroxide." But I thought calcium oxide (CaO) is 'quicklime' and calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH)2) is 'slaked lime' or 'hydrated lime'. Calcium oxide is quite a reactive sustance and was used for rapidly decomposing corpses!

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on February 14, 2020

You are right, and the article has been corrected.

Thanks for letting us know.

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