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{{Element | name=Calcium | symbol=Ca | anumber=20 | amass=40.1 amu | noe=20 | class=Standard metal | cstructure=Cubic | color=Silver | date=1808 | discname=[[Sir Humphrey Davy]] | origname=From the Latin ''calcis''. | uses=Calcium is one of the primary elements in bones, shells, etc.  Taking Calcium internally can promote bone growth. | obtained=Chalk, limestone, marble, vitamin to promote bone growth. }}
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Calcium is a very important element to human physiology, as calcium-phosphate salts form the basis for the creation of [[bones]]. Calcium in its pure form is referred to as "the white element" and is kept sealed in underground chambers due to the hazards involved in its handling.{{Element | name=Calcium | symbol=Ca | anumber=20 | amass=40.1 amu | noe=20 | class=Standard metal | cstructure=Cubic | color=Silver | date=1808 | discname=[[Sir Humphrey Davy]] | origname=From the Latin ''calcis''. | uses=Calcium is one of the primary elements in bones, shells, etc.  Taking Calcium internally can promote bone growth. | obtained=Chalk, limestone, marble, vitamin to promote bone growth. }}
  
  
 
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Revision as of 09:18, 13 April 2007

Calcium is a very important element to human physiology, as calcium-phosphate salts form the basis for the creation of bones. Calcium in its pure form is referred to as "the white element" and is kept sealed in underground chambers due to the hazards involved in its handling.

Calcium
Properties
Atomic symbol Ca
Atomic number 20
Classification Standard metal
Atomic mass 40.1 amu
Other Information
Date of discovery 1808
Name of discoverer Sir Humphrey Davy
Name origin From the Latin calcis.
Uses Calcium is one of the primary elements in bones, shells, etc. Taking Calcium internally can promote bone growth.
Obtained from Chalk, limestone, marble, vitamin to promote bone growth.