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Cement hydration process

Introduction Portland cement is a hydraulic cement, hence it derives its strength from chemical reactions between the cement and water. The process is known as hydration. Cement consists of the following major (see compounds composition of cement):

Constitutional compounds of portland cement

The properties of cement depend upon the relative proportion of the constitutional compounds present and each of them has different characteristics. When cement comes in contact with water, its constitutional compounds undergo hydration at different rate. Tricalcium
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