Gypsum is added to cement clinker to

A) increase the tensile strength of cement

B) decrease the rate of setting of cement

C) facilitate the formation of colloidal gel

D) bind the particles of calcium silicate

Correct Answer:
B) decrease the rate of setting of cement

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