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What is the chemical reaction responsible for making clumping cat litter clump and how does it work?
Question Date: 2010-05-16
Answer 1:

Clumping cat litter is composed of bentonite. The first was developed with calcium bentonite. The properties of bentonite cause it to clump when it gets wet. When in solution, calcium bentonite can absorb ions, fats, and oils. Sodium bentonite expands when it gets wet. Included below are a couple websites about cat litter and bentonite.



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