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Who Discovered Calcium? 


Who Discovered Calcium?




The element Calcium was first discovered by Sir Humphry Davy, a British Chemist, in 1808, in England, through the electrolysis of a mixture of lime (CaO) and mercuric oxide (HgO).



Calcium is a chemical element with atomic number 20 and  its symbol is Ca.


Calcium is an alkaline earth metal soft, gray, used as a reducing agent in mining extraction of thorium, uranium and zirconium. 


Calcium is not found in nature as a free element but as part of several minerals.


It is the fifth item in order of abundance in the earth's crust, and is essential for life on earth.