Seminole Group - Calcium
Calcium is essential for many living organisms!
Calcium is a soft, gray, alkaline earth metal. This includes, being a soft, silver-gray metal that readily reacts with water and with halogens to form ionic salts.
Calcium is the 5th most abundant mineral by mass in the Earth’s crust and the 5th most abundant dissolved ion in seawater by mass.
Calcium is essential for many living organisms as it is a major material in the mineralization of bones and shell. This element does not occur in its elemental state naturally, it is extracted by electrolysis from fused salts. It is used as a reducing agent in the extraction of other metals as well as an alloying agent.