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Dicalcium phosphate

chemical compound CaHPOâ‚„

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

PropertiesEdit

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.

PreparationEdit

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.

UsesEdit

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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