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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

The spines of the sea urchin, corals, and coccolithophores all are built of the compound CaCO3. What elements are involved in this compound? Do you know its name?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The elements present along with its name in the compound CaCO3 has to be given.

Concept introduction:

Element:  It is chemical species of atoms that has the same number of protons in their atomic nuclei.  Elements are chemically the simplest substance and they cannot be broken down by chemical reactions.

Compound:  A compound is substance that is formed by two or more chemical elements when they are chemically bonded together.

Explanation

The given compound is made up of three elements namely calcium, carbon and oxygen and the symbols are Ca,Cand O

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