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Description: Calcium Phosphate

Oxide Analysis Formula
CaO 55.60% 0.77
P2O5 42.20% 0.23
LOI 2.20%n/a
Oxide Weight 75.90
Formula Weight 77.61


Popular bone-ash substitute. Melts only superficially, has strong opacifying attributes.

Hydroxyapatite Is a refractory and can be used for making crucibles that can survive retreated heat cycles.

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Apatite at Wikipedia
Oxides P2O5 - Phosphorus Pentoxide
Typecodes Generic Material
Generic materials are those with no brand name. Normally they are theoretical, the chemistry portrays what a specimen would be if it had no contamination. Generic materials are helpful in educational situations where students need to study material theory (later they graduate to dealing with real world materials). They are also helpful where the chemistry of an actual material is not known. Often the accuracy of calculations is sufficient using generic materials.


Hardness (Moh) 5.0
Frit Softening Point 1300C D
Density (Specific Gravity) 2.9-3.2
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