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What is the difference between cement and concrete?

What is the difference between cement and concrete? CementWhat’s the difference between cement and concrete? Aren’t they the same thing? The short answer is no!

Although the terms cement and concrete often are used interchangeably, cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is basically a mixture of aggregates and paste. The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is water and portland cement. Concrete gets stronger as it gets older.

Portland cement is not a brand name, but the generic term for the type of cement used in virtually all concrete, just as stainless is a type of steel and sterling a type of silver. Cement comprises from 10 to 15 percent of the concrete mix, by volume.

Through a process called hydration, the cement and water harden and bind the aggregates into a rock like mass. This hardening process continues for years meaning that concrete gets stronger as it gets older. So, there is no such thing as a cement sidewalk, or a cement mixer; the proper terms are concrete sidewalk and concrete mixer.

What is the difference between cement and concrete? Ingredients Of Concrete

CEMENT:
“…a powder of alumina, silica, lime, iron oxide, and magnesium oxide burned together in a kiln and finely pulverized and used as an ingredientof mortar and concrete.”

CONCRETE:
“…a hard strong building material made by mixing a cementing material (as portland cement) and a mineral aggregate (as sand and gravel) with sufficient water to cause the cement to set and bind the entire mass.”

PORTLAND CEMENT:

“…a type of hydraulic cement made by heating a limestone and clay mixture in a kiln and pulverizing the resulting material.”

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