CAS Number7440-55-3
PubChem CID5360835
Atomic Radius135
Atomic Volume11,8
Atomic Weight69,723
Boiling Point2 204
Bulk Modulus
CategoryPost-transition metals
Crystal StructureBase Centered Orthorhombic
Covalent Radius122
Electrical Resistivity
Electron Configuration[Ar] 3d10 4s2 4p1
Electrons per shell2, 8, 18, 3
Heat of Fusion5,59
Heat of Vaporization256
Ionization Potential5,999
Magnetic Ordering
Magnetic Susceptibility
Mass Number31
Melting Point29,76
NameGalium, ²Galliumi
Atomic Number70
Oxidation States1, 2, 3
Poisson Ratio
Shear Modulus
Specific Heat Capacity0,371
Thermal Conductivity0,406
Van der Waals radius
Young's Modulus
Abundance in Earth's crust0.0019%
Abundance in Universe1×10-6%
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Calcium was known as early as the first century when the Ancient Romans prepared lime as calcium oxide.

Calcium was first isolated by Sir Humphry Davy in 1808 when he electrolyzed a mixture of lime and mercuric oxide.

Davy was trying to isolate calcium; when he heard that Jöns Jakob Berzelius and Pontin prepared calcium amalgam by electrolyzing lime in mercury, he tried it himself. From the Latin word calx, lime 31 1875 Paul-Emile Lecoq de Boisbaudran France From the Latin word "Gallia" meaning "France" and perhaps also from the Latin word "gallus"

Isotopes of Calcium

Standard Atomic Weight


Stable Isotopes

69Ga 71Ga

Unstable Isotopes

56Ga 57Ga 58Ga 59Ga 60Ga 61Ga 62Ga 63Ga 64Ga 65Ga 66Ga 67Ga 68Ga 70Ga 72Ga 73Ga 74Ga 75Ga 76Ga 77Ga 78Ga 79Ga 80Ga 81Ga 82Ga 83Ga 84Ga 85Ga 86Ga

Calcium is considered to be non-toxic
The shell of an egg is made up of primarily calcium carbonate
Calcium is used to remove oxygen, sulfur and carbon from alloys.

It is also used as an alloying agent used in the production of aluminum, beryllium, copper, lead, and magnesium alloys.

Calcium is used as a reducing agent in the extraction of other metals, such as uranium, zirconium, and thorium.

Calcium carbonate is used in manufacturing cement and mortar, lime and limestone.