Why Do Lemon Juice Leave White Stains On Cement Flooring?

Why Do Lemon Juice Leave White Stains On Cement Flooring?

Lemon JuiceWhen lemon juice is accidentally spilled on cement flooring, one can observe that the lime juice bubbles up and causes white stains on the flooring. Lemon contains nearly ten percent of chemical called citric acid.  Cement flooring contains Calcium Silicate and calcium Aluminate.  When lemon juice spills on cement flooring there will be chemical reaction between citric acid and Calcium silicate and Calcium Aluminate.  As a result lemon juice bubbles up and a substance called calcium Citrate is formed.  This is cause of white stains on the cement floor.  Calcium Citrate can be wiped off with water immediately.  But if the flooring is dissolved a bit, then the stain cannot be removed.

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