A substance X, which is an oxide of a group 2 element is used intensively in the cement industry


#1

A substance X, which is an oxide of a group 2 element is used intensively in the cement industry. This element is present in bones also. On treatment with water, it forms a solution which turns red litmus blue. Identify X and also write the chemical reactions involved.


#2

X is calcium oxide (CaO), also called quicklime.