Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4•2H2O.
Gypsum is moderately water-soluble and, in contrast to most other salts, it exhibits a retrograde solubility, becoming less soluble at higher temperatures.
Gypsum crystals are found to contain anion water and hydrogen bonding.
Gypsum is a component of Portland cement used to prevent flash setting of concrete.
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