11th December 2019


What is the definition of thermal decomposition?

Thermal decomposition, or thermolysis, is a chemical decomposition caused by heat. The decomposition temperature of a substance is the temperature at which the substance chemically decomposes. The reaction is usually endothermic as heat is required to break chemical bonds in the compound undergoing decomposition.

What is the thermal decomposition of limestone?

Calcium carbonate is strongly heated until it undergoes thermal decomposition to form calcium oxide and carbon dioxide. The c alcium oxide (unslaked lime) is dissolved in water to form calcium hydroxide (limewater) .
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