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Brief description of Chalk:

White pigment of limited hiding power, mainly used for painting grounds. Includes other sorts of calcium carbonate whites.) It is stable under ordinary conditions.

Names for Chalk:

Pronounciation: chawk
Word origin: The name "Chalk" comes from Latin calx = lime, limestone; from Greek khalix = pebble.
Non-English names:
German French Italian
Kreide craie creta
Chemical name: calcium carbonate

Source of Chalk:

Chalk is a rock derived from marine ooze and largely composed of fossil remains of unicellular algae. Mineral: calcite

Other whites
(intro) - Calcium carbonate whites - Lead white - Titanium white - Zinc white