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.