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Endpoint:
relative density
Type of information:
other: Handbook data
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Handbook data - no method specified
GLP compliance:
no
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Bulk CaCO3
Type:
other: Density calcium carbonate (aragonite)
Density:
2.83
Temp.:
20 °C
Type:
other: Density calcium carbonate (calcite)
Density:
2.71
Temp.:
25.2 °C
Conclusions:
The densities of calcium carbonate are:

Aragonite: 2.83
Calcite: 2.71
Endpoint:
density, other
Remarks:
other: Specific gravity
Type of information:
other: Handbook data
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Handbook data - no method specified
GLP compliance:
no
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Bulk CaCO3
Type:
other: Specific gravity
Density:
2.7 - 2.95
Temp.:
20 °C
Conclusions:
The specific gravity of calcium carbonate is 2.7 - 2.95.
Endpoint:
relative density
Type of information:
other: Handbook data
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Handbook data - no method specified
GLP compliance:
no
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Bulk CaCO3
Type:
density
Density:
2.7 - 2.95
Temp.:
20 °C
Conclusions:
The density of calcium carbonate is 2.7 - 2.95.
Endpoint:
density, other
Type of information:
other: Handbook data
Adequacy of study:
weight of evidence
Reliability:
2 (reliable with restrictions)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
data from handbook or collection of data
Qualifier:
no guideline followed
Principles of method if other than guideline:
Handbook data - no method specified
GLP compliance:
no
Specific details on test material used for the study:
Bulk CaCO3
Type:
other: Density of calcium carbonate (aragonite)
Density:
2.93 g/cm³
Temp.:
20 °C
Type:
other: Density of calcium carbonate (calcite)
Density:
2.71 g/cm³
Temp.:
20 °C
Conclusions:
The densities of calcium carbonate are:

Aragonite: 2.93 g/cm3
Calcite: 2.71 g/cm3

Description of key information

The relative density of bulk calcium carbonate is between 2.7 and 2.95 depending on its crystalline form.

Key value for chemical safety assessment

Relative density at 20C:
2.7

Additional information

The value for relative density is based on a weight of evidence using data from several peer reviewed handbooks.