A product consisting chiefly of calcium oxide, obtained by roasting limestone, marble, shells, etc.; unslaked lime.
Lime, (calcium oxide), produced by heating limestone; on treatment with water it gives slaked lime.
To treat with quicklime.
Origin of quicklime
Middle English qwyke lymeliving lime (translation of Latin calx vīva) quick, qwykelivingquicklime, lymelimelime3
Quicklime should not be used, as it dispels the greater part of the ammonia.
The halogens may be estimated by ignition with quicklime, or by heating with nitric acid and silver nitrate in a sealed tube.
In the first method the substance, mixed with quicklime free from chlorine, is heated in a tube closed at one end in a combustion furnace.
One part of quicklime is slaked with 6 parts of water, and the paste produced diluted with 24 parts of water; 2.3 parts of flowers of sulphur are added; and the whole is boiled for about an hour or longer, when the sulphur dissolves.
In the case of poorer interments the destruction of the body was, on the contrary, often accelerated by the use of quicklime.