Limescale, SEM

Limescale, SEM

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Caption: Limescale. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of limescale from a domestic kettle. Limescale, which occurs when hard water is boiled, consists mainly of calcium carbonate crystals that have precipitated out of the water. Magnification: x1500 when printed at 10 centimetres tall.

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Keywords: calcium carbonate, chemical, chemistry, compound, compounds, crystal, crystals, fur, hard water, images, kettle, magnified image, microscopic photos, scanning electron micrograph, sem, subjects

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