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In a mortar, the binding material is
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A mortar is a mixture of binding material, water, and fine aggregate (such as sand or surkhi). The binding material is typically cement, which is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay. When mixed with water, cement forms a paste that hardens over time to bind the aggregate together and create a strong and durable building material. Sand and surkhi are both types of fine aggregate that are often used in mortars, and cinder is a type of coarse aggregate that is not typically used in mortars.
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Sundar said:   1 decade ago
Mortar: A cup-shaped receptacle made of hard material, in which ingredients are crushed or ground, used esp. in cooking or pharmacy.

Karan said:   1 decade ago
Mortar is a mixture of cement sand and water.

And its ratio varies depending upon where it is used.

Riyaz said:   1 decade ago
In a motor cement is a binding material aggregates gives strength and sand is used to fill the space in between aggregates and to give better finish.

Jitndrakumar said:   1 decade ago
Cement is hardness of binding.

Shilpi singh rajpoot said:   1 decade ago
Mortar is the mixture of cement, sand. Aggregate and water. It may be in different-2 ratios. The setting time of cement is minimum in all those of aggregates and that is 30 minutes. So thats why, in mortar cement is the binding material.

Jamil khan said:   1 decade ago
Mortar is consists of binding material, sand, and water. So we use cement mostly for paste. Because cement have cementitious property and it tightly bind aggregates.

Soubhagya said:   1 decade ago
Mortar is used in different proportions in many applications where it is used?

Yogendra said:   1 decade ago
Because it is binding material for making mortar or other.

Mounika said:   1 decade ago
Cement is used as binding because it consists of chemical substances present in it.

Haryiiit said:   1 decade ago
Cement has binding nature because of it's contents. They are Silica, Aluminium, Iron and other material like ash.

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