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Concrete chemistry
« on: February 23, 2006, 12:43:46 AM »
Can somebody out there please explain to me the chemistry involved in concrete. Until today I had always assumed that it just "dried" and hardened. However it has been brought to my attention that there may be some sort of hydration reaction occuring, possibly exothermic I suppose. I would really like to know the chemistry involved in this process.
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Re:Concrete chemistry
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2006, 02:59:23 AM »
I can't really add anything myself, but you might try and take a look at:
J Chemical Education, Vol 80 No 6, Jun 2003, p 623-635, Cement: Its Chemistry and Properties.

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Re:Concrete chemistry
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2006, 06:29:52 PM »
Wow, great this is just what I needed, thanks. Anyone else interested in this topic should check out this article (I am just in the middle of reading it). :) :)
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Re:Concrete chemistry
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2006, 07:36:47 PM »
It seem the water is consumed to build complex structures of mainly calcium silicate hydrate, and not just drying. Apparently, one has improved the strength of concrete by adding substances with a carbon backbone and sulfate groups attached.

That's about what I could get out of my old textbook on general chemistry. I'm sure that article is more enlightening. :)

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Re:Concrete chemistry
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2006, 07:24:53 PM »
I can't really add anything myself, but you might try and take a look at:
J Chemical Education, Vol 80 No 6, Jun 2003, p 623-635, Cement: Its Chemistry and Properties.


Perfect!  Is there an online link to this?

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Re:Concrete chemistry
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2006, 04:29:35 PM »
 :o >:(my Athens password won't get me in. My cheap ass University probably hasn’t paid for access. I'll have to check the library and that means I’ll have to hold a real book instead of the computer mouse. What is the world coming to; next I’ll have to write down lectures instead of printing off PowerPoint documents, and learn to spell rather than using spell-check.

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Re:Concrete chemistry
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2006, 05:27:28 PM »
Have you thought of maybe checking google news. Who knows, maybe you'll find that article for free somehow.

http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&tab=wn&q=
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