Dicalcium phosphate

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Dicalcium phosphate is a chemical compound. Its chemical formula is CaHPO4. It contains calcium, hydrogen, and phosphate ions.

Properties[change | change source]

Dicalcium phosphate is a white solid. It does not dissolve in water. It can be thought of as phosphoric acid where two of the hydrogen ions are replaced with calcium ions.

Preparation[change | change source]

It can be made by reacting phosphoric acid with calcium hydroxide. It can also be made by reacting sulfuric acid with a certain amount of tricalcium phosphate.

Uses[change | change source]

It is used in fertilizers. It is also used in vitamin tablets. It is used to make sure chickens get calcium.

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