The chief component of cement that has property of setting quickly and acquiring considerable strength within a few days is

  1. A

    Tricalcium silicate. 3CaOSiO2

  2. B

    Dicalcium silicate, 2CaOSiO2

  3. C

    Tricalcium aluminate. 3CaOAl2O3

  4. D

    All the above 

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    Solution:

    Tricalcium silicate sets quickly and develops considerable strength within a few days. Di calcium silicate sets slowly and develops appreciable strength after a month or so. Tricalcium aluminate sets instantaneously in presence of water and imparts initial internal strength to the cement.

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